February 16, 2024

ICDS co-hosts a side event on NATO at the Munich Security Conference

The side event “Flank-Tastic? Mapping NATO’s Eastern Deterrence and Defence” is taking place tomorrow and is organised by the Eastern Europe Studies Centre (EESC) in cooperation with the International Centre for Defence and Security (ICDS). High-level politicians from the three Baltic countries and other European Allies are expected at the event, as are experts from all over the world.

The NATO Summit in Vilnius was pivotal for it ignited a series of transformative developments by embracing Nordic allies and spearheading new regional defence plans. Nevertheless, in the face of Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine, the Alliance must maintain its momentum in reinforcing deterrence and defence and play a vital role in shaping the future security architecture in Europe.

This high-level discussion aims to provide insights into the advancements, challenges, and strategic direction the Alliance is taking in reinforcing its deterrence and defence capabilities on the Eastern flank. By examining the evolving geopolitical landscape, we seek to identify the principles and goals that can guide collaborative efforts among NATO allies to strengthen stability, cooperation, and security in the region.

The event will be moderated by Linas Kojala, director of the EESC; Indrek Kannik, director of ICDS will also participate.

The side event will take place at the Bibliothek at the Hotel Bayrischer Hof on Saturday, 17 February, at 15.30.

If you need more information on this, please contact the ICDS Head of Communications at [email protected] or +37257831881

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