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Session 4: NATO and the Security Challenges Facing Southeast Europe

Session 4: NATO and the Security Challenges Facing Southeast Europe

Discussion Points:

  • What has NATO learned in the Western Balkans? Are those lessons applicable elsewhere?
  • What does NATO exit strategy from the Western Balkans depend on?
  • Which aspects of NATO’s new Strategic Concept are relevant for transformation of national security policies in small SEE states?
  • What are the implications of reformed Partnership policy (“Berlin partnership package”) for SEE members of PfP?
  • In an environment of dense competition of cooperative and collective security initiatives in Europe, what is an added value of greater engagement with NATO for SEE states?

Speakers:

Jirí Šedivý‚ First Deputy Minister, Ministry of Defence‚ Czech Republic

Vlatko Cvrtila‚ Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Zagreb‚ Republic of Croatia

Savo Kentera‚ President, Euro-Atlantic Club of Montenegro

Karsten Friis‚ Senior Advisor, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Pavol Demeš‚ Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States‚ (Moderator)