VIENNA, Austria (Apr. 22, 2016) – The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna held its 12th Annual Student Conference on 22 April, with the theme “Hackers, Contractors and Drones: Warfare in the 21st Century.” Dr Raphael Perl, Executive Director of thePartnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC), participating in the conference as an opening speaker and panel moderator, examined asymmetric warfare in the broader context of hybrid warfare, offering policy recommendations to help nations address threats posed by asymmetric warfare.
This commentary is based on remarks by the PfPC's Executive Director, Raphael Perl, at the 12th Annual Student Conference: Hackers, Contractors and Drones: Warfare in the 21st Century, The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, April 22, 2016. The main theme of the commentary is that no country – especially a democracy – can remain fully mobilized indefinitely, and that society's goal should be to manage asymmetric attacks without descending down the path of a police state, with the loss of freedom that such a path would entail. In dealing with asymmetric warfare, society must be prepared to acknowledge and accept the inevitability of asymmetric attacks and losses, while maintaining the resiliency of society to function in their aftermath.
Kiev, Ukraine (March 4, 2016) – As part of a collaborative Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP) effort, the National Defense University of Ukraine (NDUU) hosted a workshop from 29 February to 3 March, focusing on faculty development and innovative learning.
In the last decade, NATO has shown keen interest in integrating gender in military operations as well as empowering women throughout its operations and internal structures, led by the advances in women’s integration in some of its key militaries. This paper highlights key NATO documents addressing gender in defense education.
Educating the military on gender issues has emerged in recent years as a new and important priority for NATO states and partners. This paper presents findings on defense education methods to teach gender to the military.
Educating the military on gender issues has emerged over the last seven years as a new and important priority for NATO states and partners. This paper presents findings on defense education activities of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Defense Education Development Working Group (EDWG) of the Partnership for Peace Consortium in partnership with the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).
A key aspect of how to integrate gender in military structures and operations is gender education and training for the military. Both the Security Sector Reform (SSR) and Defense Education Development Working Group (EDWG) of the Partnership for Peace Consortium have engaged on the topic of gender in military education within their respective activities in recent years. Building on this activity, the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), collaborated with the EDWG and partnered with the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies to host a workshop dedicated to the topic of teaching gender to the military.