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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