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This paper contains policy recommendations that were developed as a follow-up to the June 2016 Migration Crisis: Foreign Terrorist Fighters Challenges & Responses Tabletop Exercise that was conducted by the PfPC's Combating Terrorism Working Group at the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch-Parkenkirchen, Germany.

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Varna, Bulgaria (July 6, 2016) -

From 28 June to 1 July, a 58 person strong team of defense education leaders  from 19 countries and 41 institutions convened at the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy of Bulgaria for the fifth annual NATO Functional Clearing House, and concurrent meeting of the Education Development Working Group (EDWG).

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (June 10, 2016) – Experts from a broad spectrum of society came together at the George C. Marshall Center from 1-3 June to discuss security challenges related to the European migration crisis, including  facilitating travel by foreign terrorist fighters to Europe and North America.  They shared perspectives and challenged conventional practices to produce a draft set of policy recommendations on how to best respond to the current international security environment.

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Wednesday, 12 December 2012 00:00

Emerging Security Challenges Video

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This brief examines policy issues associated with Emerging Security Challenges and offers considerations for response.Innovation cannot be controlled but risk can be managed and mitigated. Throughout the 20th and emerging 21st century, governments have systematically underestimated the disruption possible from technology and scientific advances.
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”Emerging Security Challenges” is an all-encompassing term used to describe a set of non-traditional threats and risks that increasingly impact our security policy agendas. Many of these are linked to new or evolving technologies – requiring careful consideration of their potential implications. Addressing such issues requires knowing and understanding new technologies and – in particular – the way in which they impact security policy making. This is easier said than done, as there is constant and rapid innovation which policy makers have to be aware and keep track of. Developments in remote warfare, 3D-printing, nanotechnology, big data, and the “Internet of things” are all dependent on advances in information technology that herald potentially disruptive political and societal change.
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This background paper examines policy issues associated with emerging security challenges arising from the impact of big data on areas of societal importance and offers considerations for response. The advent of big data creates opportunities in scientific discovery, technological innovation, economic prosperity, societal well being, and many other areas of endeavor. Big data also raises challenges in numerous areas including: data management, data validity, and data security/protection. It also raises challenges in associated areas to include: individual privacy versus security/law enforcement needs; and energy consumption needs. Also important is governance and use of big data, including collaborative arrangements among actors.
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Friday, 14 November 2014 00:00

Emerging Security Challenges Working Group

Emerging Security Challenges

The Partnership for Peace Consortium's (PfPC) Emerging Security Challenges Working Group met in Malta, generously hosted by the University of Malta's Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies (MEDAC). The group discussed hybrid warfare and hybrid conflicts, which focuses on the changing dynamics of warfare and conflict in the 21st century, as seen in the behavior of states and non-state actors alike.

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