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19 Nov. 2014

Helping reform Ukraine’s military education system

The National Defence University in Warsaw recently hosted a tailored workshop to help Ukraine’s Department of Military Education draft an initial ''Concept Paper for the Reform of Military Educational System of Ukraine''.

18 Nov. 2014

NATO Secretary General calls for closer cooperation with the EU

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called for closer cooperation between NATO and the European Union to address common security challenges the two organisations face, during his first meeting with EU Defence Ministers on Tuesday (18 November 2014). “The European Union is an essential and strong partner of NATO. We share the same values, we share many common members and we also share common challenges to the East and to the South,” said Mr. Stoltenberg.

18 Nov. 2014

Largest ever NATO cyber defence exercise gets underway

NATO launched its largest ever multinational cyber defence exercise, “Cyber Coalition 2014” on Tuesday (18 November). The three-day training event will test the Alliance’s ability to defend its networks from the various challenges that exist when operating in the contested cyber domain. “This exercise will test our systems to make sure that NATO keeps pace with that evolving threat and that the skills and expertise of our cyber specialists are fully up to the task,” said Ambassador Sorin Ducaru, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges. “Among the priorities highlighted in the Enhanced NATO Policy on Cyber Defence, endorsed at the Wales Summit, is training and exercises.”

18 Nov. 2014

NATO Deputy Secretary General discusses reform of Montenegro’s National Security Agency

NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow met Boro Vučinić, Director of the Montenegrin National Security Agency, at NATO Headquarters on Tuesday (18 November). Ambassador Vershbow welcomed the progress made in reforming the Agency as well as in strengthening its relations with NATO and the Allies.

17 Nov. 2014

Turkish Ambassador named next NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has appointed Ambassador Ismail Aramaz as the next NATO Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) in Afghanistan. He is expected to take up his new post early next year.

17 Nov. 2014

NATO Secretary General hails Partnership with Georgia

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to NATO Headquarters on Monday (17 November). After their meeting, the Secretary General thanked Prime Minister Garibashvili for his nation’s valuable contributions to the Alliance, saying Georgia, a country that aspires for NATO membership ''is one of our most committed partners'' and ''plays an outstanding role in our operations.''

17 Nov. 2014

NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue: more valuable than ever

Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Vershbow addressed the conference on NATO-Israel cooperation on Monday (17 November 2014). During his address, Ambassador Vershbow emphasized the importance of NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue, given the huge security challenges faced by the entire Mediterranean region with wide-ranging implications for Euro-Atlantic security.

14 Nov. 2014

NATO helps Jordan enhance its cyber defence capabilities

Over recent years, cyber attacks have targeted key national security installations in countries around the world, from Estonia’s banking system to South Korea’s media network. To help counter this growing threat, NATO has been strengthening the cyber defence capabilities of both its member countries and its partners.

14 Nov. 2014

NATO marks two decades of cooperation with Kyrgyzstan

A series of events took place in the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, from 10 to 14 November, marking the 20th anniversary this year of NATO’s Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme.

14 Nov. 2014

Ionospheric situational awareness for critical infrastructures

As part of its efforts to support space situational awareness, NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme is co-funding a project to establish a unique network of existing high-precision ground-based ionospheric sounders in Europe which allows coordinated monitoring of the ionosphere to predict the propagation of waves and warn users of any irregularities. The project will be launched at the 11th European Space Weather Week taking place in Liège, Belgium, from 17 to 21 November 2014.

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