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HamishEdited by Hamish McIlwraith, PEP Manager, Bulgaria.

Armed forces and society: changed management in Albania
Colonel Zija Bahja warmed to his theme: 'The Albanian Armed Forces that fought as partisans against the invaders used asymmetric techniques', and said, 'the laws of war change'. General Perlat Sula, Commander Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), smiled. Sheilagh Neilson, the PEP manager, and I had been granted an immediate interview to learn more about the transformations taking place in the Albanian Armed Forces.

Pursuing PfP Partnership Goals in Croatia
Phil DexterCroatia is often described as one of the keys to stability in south-eastern Europe (or what was the former Yugoslavia) and the Croatian MOD is now actively attempting to implement twenty-two Partnership for Peace (PfP) Partnership Goals. Clearly, as is the case with all PfP member states, English language training is our first priority.

Geoff Hoon at the new PEP centre in Skopje
Geoff Hoon Secretary of State for Defence, Geoff Hoon, visits a class in the Training Command PEP Centre for Foreign Languages in Skopje, Macedonia.

Keeping the peace for the UN and NATO
People may suggest that it is risky to write about a course before it takes place, before the course content is absolutely fixed and before the participants have been finalised; not to mention the evaluation and the feedback. Yet this article is more than just a 'trailer' or advertisement.

Rebuilding for Ukraine's future
David Pardoe Last October I visited Sevastopol Navy Institute (named after the historic Crimean War Russian Admiral Nahimov) to begin work on our PEP-funded Self-Access Centre. I was shown the former classroom which was to be the site of our new English language resource centre for military personnel.

A week in the working life of . . .
Katerina Katerina Zagortcheva PEP Assistant, Bulgaria

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