Expertengespräch

NATO in the Next Decade

The Outlook for European Security and Defence

A joint confenrence with "Security & Defence Agenda"

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PROGRAM

09.00 - 09.30 h Opening Adress: Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, NATO Secretary General

09.00 - 11.00 h GLOBALISATION AND NATO’S FUTURE PARTNERSHIPS

Over 60 nations now contribute to the NATO effort in Afghanistan, and terrorism tops most

countries’ security agendas. NATO’s drive to build global partnerships should therefore be easier than is so far the case. Should these extended partnerships be re-fashioned to help NATO tackle newer challenges like energy, cyber and maritime security? And what of NATO’s relations with Russia, it’s been almost 20 years since the Berlin Wall fell, and with missile defence wrangling and overflight incursions it sometimes seems the Cold War never ended. What happened to the 1997 Russia-NATO agreement in Paris on a new era of mutual relations?

Moderator: Giles Merritt, Director, Security & Defence Agenda

Lazăr Comănescu, Romanian Foreign Affairs Minister

Pieter De Crem, Belgian Defence Minister

Vecdi Gönül, Turkish Defence Minister

Anatoly Serdyukov, Defence Minister, Russian Federation (invited)

11.30 - 13.00 h SECURITY STRATEGIES AND DOCTRINES – WHAT THE KEY PLAYERS THINK

Europe’s foremost defence powers are pondering future security strategies, but there are

fundamental differences in their political cultures. Where do their strategies come together, and how well do they fit with NATO and EU thinking? With France set to re-join NATO’s military structure and Britain giving cautious backing to the EU’s growing defence role, what are the prospects of a new European defence doctrine giving the EU a more pro-active global security role? Where would that leave Germany’s 2006 White Paper which stresses non-military preventive engagement and what should be expected of a new strategic concept from the next US Administration?

Moderator: Richard Norton-Taylor, Security Editor, The Guardian

Alyson Bailes ,Visiting Professor, University of Iceland

Anne-François de Saint Salvy, Deputy Director for Strategic Affairs of the French Ministry of Defence

Bernard Jenkin, MP, Member of the UK House of Commons Defence Select Committee

14.30 - 16.00 h TRANSATLANTIC DIFFERENCES: WILL THE US ALWAYS BE NATO’S BEDROCK?

The Iraq and Afghanistan theatres have in their different ways demonstrated the strengths and

weaknesses of NATO members. They are also widely seen as having redefined Washington’s

commitment to the collective disciplines of the alliance. How widely shared is the message that overpowering military technology doesn’t hold the key to counter-insurgency and peacekeeping operations? Is NATO entering a new era in which the US will view it as an optional device for grouping its allies, rather than as the basis of its own security?

Opening Adress: Robert J. Stevens, Chairman, President & CEO, Lockheed Martin

Moderator: Rob Watson, BBC World Service Defence Correspondent

Stefanie Babst, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Diplomacy, NATO

Bogdan Klich, Polish Minister of Defence

Ján Kubiš, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Slovak Republic

Bruce Weinrod, European Representative of US Defence Secretary Robert Gates

Zum Kalender hinzufügen

Veranstaltungsort

Brussels

Kontakt

Dr. Peter R. Weilemann †

Bereitgestellt von

Europabüro Brüssel