Violent Extremism in the Western Balkans - Policy Recommendations

This policy paper was produced following the the Regional Stability in South East Europe (RSSEE) Workshop on “Countering Violent Extremism in the Western Balkans,” held from 27 to 29 September 2015. The workshop, organized in cooperation with Austria’s National Defense Academy and the Belgrade Center for Security Policy, analyzed violent extremism in the region in order to produce policy recommendations on how to address violent extremism via a regional, transnational and comprehensive approach.

Multinational experts advise partner nations on electronic learning technology

Yerevan, Armenia (November 16, 2015) – From 10 - 13 November 2015, 45 experts across 14 countries conducted a workshop to review state-of-the-art electronic learning technologies as part of an ongoing effort to assist partner nations in the implementation of such technologies. In addition, the Armenian Ministry of Defense, along with other partners, pledged to support development of a new NATO language training course, to be taken online by deploying forces in support of NATO operations.

Partnership for Peace Consortium announces availability of defense education curricula in Arabic Featured

Doha, Qatar (November 2, 2015) – Perhaps now more than ever, international security depends on closer cooperation between Western and Arab nations. With this in mind, the Partnership for Peace Consortium used the 27-28 October Doha International Strategic Policies Forum (DISP 2015) as an opportunity to formerly announce the availability of defense education curricula in Arabic.

New Lessons Learned Handbook to be created based on Ukrainian soldiers' experiences in military operations Featured

Kiev, Ukraine (28 October, 2015) - Real-world lessons from military operations in Eastern Ukraine are an important driver of the military education system in Ukraine. This was the topic of a conference held 26-28 October at the National Defense University of Ukraine, organized under the Defense Education Enhancement Program (DEEP).

In wake of Ankara blast Partnership for Peace Consortium and Turkey seek cooperation on Countering Violent Extremism Featured

Ankara, Turkey (October 19, 2015) – As participants were preparing for a NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism (COE-DAT) conference held from 13-15 October in Ankara, they could not have imagined the tragic terrorist attack that would darken the city on 10 October, killing approximately 100, and injuring almost 300. The COE-DAT conference was a somber reminder of the need for nations to unite in the fight against violent extremism.

PfPC Countering Violent Extremism Seminar – Dr. Sajjan Gohel, The Asia-Pacific Foundation

Dr. Sajjan Gohel, International Security Director for the UK-based Asia-Pacific Foundation, talks to the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) during a Countering Violent Extremism and Foreign Fighters seminar that the PfPC's Combating Terrorism Working Group (http://pfp-consortium.org/in…/activities/combating-terrorism) conducted. Dr. Gohel discusses measures the international community can take to collectively counter these threats.

PfPC Countering Violent Extremism Seminar – Dr. Peter Forster, The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Peter Kent Forster, Associate Dean of Online Education & Information Technology at The Pennsylvania State University, talks to the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) during a Countering Violent Extremism and Foreign Fighters seminar that the PfPC's Combating Terrorism Working Group (http://pfp-consortium.org/in…/activities/combating-terrorism) conducted. Dr. Forster discusses measures the international community can take to collectively counter these threats.

PfPC Countering Violent Extremism Seminar - C. Holland Taylor, LibForAll Foundation

C. Holland Taylor, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the LibForAll Foundation, talks to the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) during a Countering Violent Extremism and Foreign Fighters seminar that the PfPC's Combating Terrorism Working Group (http://pfp-consortium.org/in…/activities/combating-terrorism) conducted at the George C. Marshall Center. Mr. Taylor discusses measures the international community can take to collectively counter these threats and how the PfPC facilitates an international dialogue on violent extremism.

PfPC Countering Violent Extremism Seminar - Alex Schmid, Terrorism Research Initiative

Professor Alex Schmid, Director of the Terrorism Research Initiative in Vienna, talks to the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) during a Countering Violent Extremism and Foreign Fighters seminar that the PfPC's Combating Terrorism Working Group (http://pfp-consortium.org/in…/activities/combating-terrorism) conducted at the George C. Marshall Center, and for which Professor Schmid delivered a keynote address. Professor Schmid discusses measures the international community can take to collectively counter violent extremism and how the PfPC facilitates an international dialogue on violent extremism.

PfPC Countering Violent Extremism Seminar – Charlotte Jordan, London School of Economics

Charlotte Jordan, a researcher from the London School of Economics and Political Science, talks to the Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) during a Countering Violent Extremism and Foreign Fighters seminar that the PfPC's Combating Terrorism Working Group (http://pfp-consortium.org/in…/activities/combating-terrorism) conducted at the George C. Marshall Center. Ms. Jordan discusses measures the international community can take to collectively counter violent extremism and how the PfPC facilitates an international dialogue on violent extremism.