Russia after 2018: Challenges and Responses

Vierte Russlandkonferenz des BALTDEFCOL
Die 4. jährliche Russlandkonferenz des Baltic Defence College beschäftigt sich mit aktuellen internationalen Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitsfragen vor dem Hintergrund russischer Militärhandlungen (Programm auf Englisch).


8 March

13.00-13.05 Opening remarks by conference organizer

Major General Andis Dilāns, Commandant of Baltic Defence College

13.10 – 13.30 Opening address by representative of Government of Estonia

Mr. Sven Mikser, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia

13.30 – 15.00 Keynote speech:

Prof. Mark Galeotti, Senior Research Scientist at European Council on Foreign Relations

Keynote panel: “Russia´s role in the global arena: searching and finding isolation”

1. Dr. Michael Kofman, Senior Research Scientist at Woodrow Wilson International Center

2. Dr. Michael Carpenter, Senior Researcher at the Atlantic Council

Moderator: Major General Andis Dilāns, Commandant of Baltic Defence College

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break

15.30 – 17.00 1st panel:

Parallel session A1 (in partnership with Tartu University): “Russkii Mir: Info war in hybrid warfare model”

1. Prof. Andrey Makarytchev, Visiting Professor at Tartu University

2. Mr. Brian Whitmore, Senior Fellow at CEPA

3. Mr. Anton Lysenkov, Chief Editor at Spektr. Press

Moderator: Mr. Hans H. Luik, Head of Board at Ekspress Grupp

Parallel session B1: “Russian military toolbox in 2018”

1. Dr. Bettina Renz, Associate Professor at Nottingham University

2. Dr. Jānis Berzins, Senior Fellow at the Potomac Foundation, and Director of the Center for Security and Strategic Research at National Defence Academy of Latvia

3. Captain Algirdas Revaitis, Researcher at the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

15.00 – 15.30 Coffee break

17.30 – 19.00 2nd Panel:

Parallel session A2: “Expected Russian Escalation Pattern for Baltic States after Georgian and Ukrainian experience”

1. Commander (SG) Kurt Engelen, Staff Officer Cooperative Security, Permanent Delegation of Belgium to NATO

2. H.E. Mr. Eitvydas Bajarūnas, Ambassador at large, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

3. Representative of Georgian Ministry of Defence (TBC)

Parallel session B2: “Lessons from Russian Syria campaign”

1. Dr. Andras Racz, Associate Professor at Pazmany Peter Catholic University

2. Ms. Elizabeth Wahl, Independent Journalist

3. Mr. Māris Cepurītis, Lecturer at Rīga Stradiņš University

21.30 – 23.00 Night-owl session (in cooperation with U.S. Army Europe): “Zapad 2017: lessons and indications for NATO”

1. Lieutenant General (ret) Ben Hodges, Former Commanding General U.S. Army Europe

2. Mr. Mark Voyger, Special Advisor to Commanding General U.S. Army Europe

3. Brigadier General Laura Potter, Director of intelligence U.S. Army Europe (TBC)

Moderator: Brigadier General Martin Herem, Chief of Staff of Estonian Defence Forces Headquarters (TBC)

9 March

09.00 – 10.30 3rd Panel:

Parallel session A3: “Russian imperial methods in former Soviet bloc?”

1. Mr. Liudas Zdanavičius, Lecturer at the General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania

2. Dr. Maris Andžāns, Researcher at Latvian Institute of International Affairs

3. Captain Jaroslaw Affek, Lecturer at Military University of Land Forces of Poland

Parallel session B3: “Importance of Russian challenges and threats for Nordic countries”

1. Rear Admiral Nils Christian Wang, Commandant of Danish Royal Defence Academy

2. Dr. Mike Winnerstig, Deputy Director of Research at Swedish Defence Research Agency

3. Dr. Kristi Raik, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, and Non-Resident Research Fellow at International Centre for Defence and Security

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 4th Panel:

Parallel session A4: “NATO responses to Russian actions and ambitions”

1. Mr. Jānis Sārts, Director of STRATCOM Riga

2. Commodore (ret) Hans Helseth, Senior Mentor of Baltic Defence College

Parallel session B4: “Multilateral Deterrence in 21st century: key aspects and dilemmas”

1. Dr. Alexander Lanoszka, Lecturer at University of London

2. Dr. Nora Vanaga, Researcher at National Defence Academy of Latvia

3. Lieutenant Colonel Samuel N. Miller, USSTRATCOM Global Operations

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

13.00 – 14.30 Concluding panel: “How and why deterrence against Russia should work”

1. Mr. Jüri Luik, Minister of Defence of Estonia

2. H.E. Māris Riekstiņš, Ambassador of Latvia to the Russian Federation

3. H.E. Vygaudas Ušackas, EU Ambassador to the Russian Federation

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Dorpat Convention Centre, Tartu, Estland


Jüri Luik
Verteidigungsminister der Republik Estland
Prof. Mark Galeotti
Senior Research Scientist am European Council on Foreign Relations und weitere (siehe Programm)

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Büroleiterin Estland

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