Publications

Here is a listing of the Partnership for Peace Consortium's publications, including our widely read scholarly journal Connections. The publications cover a variety of topics in international security and defense institution building. Please see below for a listing of all our published items, or click on each publication individually to view the publication's published items.

Connections - Scholarly Journal (147)

Connections is a free, peer-reviewed quarterly scholarly journal, published by the Partnership for Peace Consortium, widely read at international security institutes such as the NATO Defense College, US Army War College, Austrian National Defense Academy and numerous others. Subscribe today and join our readership from 800 international organizations across the international security, defense, government, and civil agency communities.

If you would like to submit an article for review by the Connections Editorial Board Editorial Board, please contact us at pfpcpublications@pfp-consortium.org.

Browse recent research published in the PfPC's journal Connections on contemporary international security issues.

Study Group Proceedings (7)

Download the published proceedings from the Partnership for Peace Consortium's Study Groups. These groups include the Regional Security in the South Caucasus Study Group (RSSC Study Group) and the Regional Security in Southeast Europe Study Group (RSSEE SG).  These groups strive to foster regional stability and international security and where appropriate play a vital role in conflict resolution.

Athena Papers (1)

The Athena Papers were previously published by the Partnership for Peace Consortium and cover a variety of topics of interest to the international security community.

Annual Reports (5)

Annual reports provide a comprehensive overview of our defense education, defense institution building, regional security, and other activities throughout the year and serves as a handy compendium for the PfPC community and the interested public.

The EU Meeting its Internal Challenges: Implications for Stability in the Western Balkans

Currently braving its most serious financial crisis to date, the EU’s integration projects face grave challenges. Under the current difficult economic conditions, the question needs to be asked whether the EU will be able to maintain its active role in the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) or become victim of a possible European trend towards renationalisation. In this regard, the EU’s stabilizing factor in regional peace processes – in particular in the Western Balkans – could be seriously affected by the financial, economic and social troubles inside the EU.

From Self-defence to Regional Disarmament: Reducing tensions and stabilising the South Caucasus - Study Notes

These study group notes are a compilation of the presentations and discussions of the 9th RSSC SG workshop, held from 20-22 March 2014, in Istanbul, aimed at discussing the concept of security as seen from the demilitarization or disarmament point of view, juxtaposed against the South Caucasus countries’ socio-economic policies. In short, this workshop aimed at discussing not the balance of power between the actors, but the balance of spending between guns and butter. The events in Ukraine had a stark warning for the South Caucasus; failure to address pressing socioeconomic issues could haunt the regimes in place.

What Kind of Sovereignty? Examining Alternative Governance Methods in the South Caucasus - Study Notes

These study group notes are a compilation of the presentations and discussions of the 8th Regional Stability in the South Caucasus Study Group workshop. The workshop was designed to test the boundaries of conflict resolution. Under the title “What Kind of Sovereignty? Examining Alternative Models of Governance in the South Caucasus”, it aimed at exploring the definition of terms and concepts surrounding governance, and to determine whether their application cannot be allocated among conflicting actors, or better yet, put in common.

Building Confidence in the South Caucasus: Strengthening the EU’s and NATO’s Soft Security Initiatives - Study Notes

This is a compilation of the presentations and discussions of the seventh workshop of the Regional Stability in the South Caucasus (RSSC) Study Group, that convened from 14 to 16 March 2013 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Under the overarching title of “Building Confidence in the South Caucasus: Strengthening the EU's and NATO's Soft Security Initiatives” it explored initiatives that aimed to build confidence in the South Caucasus, via the activities of the civil society, the EU and NATO.

De-conflicting Protracted Conflicts in the South Caucasus: The Role of the EU and NATO - Study Notes

These study notes were produced by the Regional Security in the South Caucasus Study Group, which held its 6th workshop at Reichenau, Austria, from November 8-11 2012. The format of the workshop was based on the successful Regional Stability in South East Europe Study Group, and its thematic concept aims at gradually bringing parties from the region to discuss and form policy recommendations on security issues and conflict resolution ideas starting from a high-level strategic outlook towards resolving particular issues of tension.
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The Evolution of Estonian Security Options During the 1990s

This is an academic paper written by a practitioner, but it deploys a sound academic and theoretical basis to illustrate in detail how a security dilemma is resolved in practice. To do so, it considers the juncture between history and political decision-making using small state theory. It speaks of the difficult choices that Estonia has had to make, and the trying political and philosophical journey that was required to ensure the definitive survival of the newly (re-) independent country.
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