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PANEL II: “SECURITY REIMAGINED: THE IRONCLAD COMMITMENT TO THE TRANSATLANTIC ALLIANCE PUT TO TEST”

May 31 @ 12:45 - 14:15

We don’t need to look much further in the past than last century to see valuable history lessons. The two world wars taught us what horrific events and tragic losses derive when international relations are not grounded in commonly accepted rules and institutions. Even though NATO’s primary purpose was to safeguard against Soviet Union, nowadays when we mark its 70th anniversary, it seems unjust to qualify NATO only as the most successful military alliance in modern history. NATO is a political alliance as much as military one, in a sense that it requires political commitment of each member state to one another as allies. Transatlantic Commitment is under pressure on several fronts, from disputes over the need for increased budget spending for NATO, stronger voices and calls for European “Army”, growing security threats, eroded relations between Russia and the West, to the reemergence of the nuclear and chemical threats. How these challenges affect transatlantic divide? Is the commitment of the Allies to this 7-decade long partnership still unwavering? Will the EU member states and institutions take a leap forward and establish truly capable European forces? In marking the 70th anniversary of NATO one thing is certain, we must remind ourselves that strong solidarity and commitment based on shared values among allies is what keeps us united and resilient to the diverse and multiple challenges we face and continue to face for many decades to come. As Benjamin Franklin put it: “We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

KEYNOTE SPEECH:
Srđan DARMANOVIĆ, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Montenegro

MODERATOR: Steven ERLANGER, Chief Diplomatic Correspondent in Europe, The New York Times

PANELISTS:
David KONECKÝ, Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
Bruno LÉTÉ, Senior Fellow, Security and Defense, GMFUS
Robert PSZCZEL, Senior Officer for Russia and the Western Balkans, NATO PDD
Stefano STEFANINI, Brussels Director,Project Associates
Judy ANSLEY, Senior Advisor, Future Europe Initiative, Atlantic Council, USA

Details

Date:
May 31
Time:
12:45 - 14:15

Venue

Hotel Splendid
Conference Hall Balšić, III floor
Budva, Montenegro

Details

Date:
May 31
Time:
12:45 - 14:15

Venue

Hotel Splendid
Conference Hall Balšić, III floor
Budva, Montenegro