New Cybersecurity curriculum now available

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (November 9, 2016) – A newly published Cybersecurity Curriculum is now available for institutions interested in implementing cybersecurity defense education programs, in order to better protect their networks from cybersecurity threats.

Cybersecurity Reference Curriculum

This Cybersecurity Reference Curriculum is the result of the work of a multinational team of volunteer academics and researchers from 17 nations associated with the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) Emerging Security Challenges Working Group (ESCWG). The document serves as a flexible and generally comprehensive approach to the issue of cybersecurity and can be used by any entity interested to developing a cybersecurity education program.

Asymmetric Warfare: A Doctrine to fit the times

This commentary presents nine options for consideration by policymakers when designing strategies to mitigate transnational asymmetric terrorism (TAT) within a framework of acceptable losses and sustainable costs.

e-Learning workshop addresses online learning technologies

This video highlights the Partnership forn Peace Consortium Advanced Distributed Learning Group's recent workshop on e-Learning and computer based learning, which examined suitable technologies for incorporation into partner nations' defense education programs.

South East Europe’s Consolidation in Light of the EU Crisis, Refugee Influx and Religious Extremism

This policy paper is based on a Regional Stability in Southeast Europe Study Group workshop that took place in Reichenau, Austria from 19 to 21 May 2016 and provides recommendations regarding migration and religious extremism in the region.

Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Irregular Migration Routes: Prevention and Resilience

This paper provides Counter Violent Extrmism (CVE), Foreign Terrorist Fighter (FTF), and migration challenges policy recommendations based on a tabletop exercise involving national and local governments, civil society, the private sector, and multilateral bodies.

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Doctrinal Change Using the Past to Face the Present - Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the Euro-Atlantic Conflict Studies Working Group

These conference proceedings are from the Partnership for Peace Consortium's Conflict Studies Group 14th Annual Conference - titled "Doctrinal Change Using the Past to Face the Present" - and represents the work of the conference's 40 historians and military experts from 14 countries.

Top level support in Albania for exercise on countering violent extremism Featured

Durres, Albania (September 16, 2016) – To address the challenge of Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTF) and countering violent extremism, 85 practitioners and researchers from over 30 countries gathered in Durres, Albania for the "Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Irregular Migration Routes: Prevention and Resilience" tabletop exercise (TTX) from 13-15 September. The TTX incorporated scenarios from emerging security challenges to engage participants and develop actionable recommendations regarding FTF recruitment, travel, and return.

Military justice experts gather in Kyiv to launch dialogue on reform

Kyiv, Ukraine (8 September, 2016) Today the PfPC in conjunction with the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) - known for expertise in defense institution building - completed the first iteration of an academic exchange program focused on the establishment and enhancement of effective military justice systems. Participants from throughout the region attended, and frank discussion ensued on the societal and institutional challenges still prevalent in post-Soviet systems.

New Counterinsurgency (COIN) curriculum will be available to defense educators in 2017 Featured

Paris, France (Jun.24, 2016) – As part of a multinational effort to enhance defense education and provide leaders in partner nations with world class course materials, the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) is nearing completion of a Counterinsurgency (COIN) Curriculum envisioned to find its way into classrooms of national defense universities worldwide.