Raphael Perl

Executive Director Partnership for Peace Consortium Raphael Perl shares his perspectives on asymmetric warfare in Budapest, Nov. 9. (Contributed Photo)

By George C. Marshall European Center Public Affairs

GARMISCH PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Nov. 10, 2016) - Raphael Perl, executive director of the Partnership for Peace Consortium shared his perspectives on asymmetric warfare at a gathering of European security officials at the Stefania Palace in Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 9.

The conference, “Asymmetric Warfare, Conflict of the Past, the Present and the Future” was held Nov. 9-10 and was sponsored by the Hungarian Minister of Defense.

“A common failure in much of today’s mainstream thinking is the belief that asymmetric warfare can be stopped by conventional warfare.  Because threats can come from so many unexpected sources, when attempting to provide security todays, governments need to cast wider and wider nets for information gathering with potential for abuse in securing of information,” said Perl in his opening remarks.

The Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) is an international security cooperation organization of over 800 defense academies and security studies institutes across 60 countries.  Founded in 1999 during the NATO Summit, the PfPC was chartered to promote defense education and defense institution building and foster regional stability, which the PfPC accomplishes via its international network of defense education and defense institution building experts.  The multinational PfPC staff A multinational staff is based at the George C. Marshall Center

A copy of Perl’s prepared remarks “Asymmetric Warfare: A Doctrine to Fit the Times” can be found online here.