per concordiam.sept2018.issue

This is the 32nd issue of ‘per Concordiam,’ and its theme is “Migration’s Many Challenges: Responding to the Evolving Crisis.”

By Christine June
Public Affairs Office
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Sept. 24, 2018) – The latest issue of ‘per Concordiam’ is posted on the Marshall Center website at http://ow.ly/Ydqy30lWs25.

This is the 32nd issue of ‘per Concordiam,’ and its theme is “Migration’s Many Challenges: Responding to the Evolving Crisis.”

“In this edition, we revisit the topic of  human migration and its impact on national security. Migration that takes place outside the norms and procedures established by states to manage the orderly flow of travelers is a growing trend in international migration and has become a serious security concern across the globe,” said retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith W. Dayton, in the magazine’s regular feature titled “Director’s Letter.” (Page 4)

The Marshall Center's 'per Concordiam' magazine is a quarterly journal covering European and Eurasian Security and Defense issues.

This issue’s features include:

Sharing the Responsibility, Refugee situations require international solutions, by Katharina Lumpp, representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Germany.  (Page 10)

Europe’s Enduring Migration Crisis, Seeking answers to evolving dilemmas, by Demetrios G. Papademetriou, president, Migration Policy Institute Europe, and Caitlin Katsiaficas, research assistant. (Page 18)

Mitigating Mayhem, Nations must address the challenges posed by global population trends, by U.S Air Force Lt. Col. Michael Hagan. (Page 26)

Duty Bound, International law and maritime migration, by Melina Lito. (Page 34)

Integration Comes of Age, New policies promote the inclusion of immigrants, by Martin Hofmann. (Page 38)

Other topics include:


Adapting to New Threats, Rethinking NATO defense strategies in Eastern Europe by Maj. Josh Passer (Page 46)

Extremism in a Free Europe, Social separation is a barrier to ending the violence, by Fahredin Verbovci, Kosovo Police (Page 50)


A Show of Force, U.S. bombers enhance security cooperation in Europe, by U.S. Strategic Command. (Page 54)


Cyber Terrorism and Energy Security, A growing threat imperils entire regions, by Ayhan Gücüyener, research fellow, NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence. (Page 58)

Cooperative Training, Peacekeeping, migration are focus of multinational gatherings in Tajikistan, by per Concordiam staff. (Page 62)

There are numerous foreign policy and security publications throughout the world; what makes ‘per Concordiam’ unique is its regional connection via the Marshall Center alumni network, said Patrick Swan, ‘per Concordiam’ managing editor.

The topics covered in ‘per Concordiam’ are brought to the Marshall Center by resident course graduates and the organizations in which they work today.

In addition to contributions from alumni, ‘per Concordiam’ is an internationally distributed journal open to outside contributors who wish to comment on matters of importance to European and Eurasian Security and Defense issues. This includes scholars, policy-makers and practitioners.

The Marshall Center just announced the themes for the 2019 editions of 'per Concordiam.'

Economic security. This issue will include, but not be exclusive to, a review of how economic sanctions and energy security affect economic security.

Northern European states regional (Arctic) security challenges. This issue will look at security threats unique to this geographic region.

Strategic Communication in the age of post-truth. This issue addresses state and non-state instigators who use disinformation and misinformation with a strategic design to influence other nations or peoples to their advantage.

Hybrid Warfare. This issue will examine the use of a broad range of subversive instruments, many of which are non-military, to further the instigator’s strategic objectives. It will discuss how to counter them.

The order and deadlines are not set yet, said Swan.

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‘Per Concordiam’ is published on the Marshall Center Website: http://ow.ly/AppO30lQ1W6.