July 11, 2016

ICDS Participates at Warsaw Summit Experts’ Forum

The NATO symbol is projected on the Presidential Palace as U.S. President Barack Obama and NATO leaders attend a NATO Summit working dinner in Warsaw, Poland July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
The NATO symbol is projected on the Presidential Palace as U.S. President Barack Obama and NATO leaders attend a NATO Summit working dinner in Warsaw, Poland July 8, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

ICDS Director Jüri Luik and Research Fellow Piret Pernik spoke at the Warsaw Summit Experts’ Forum entitled “NATO in Defence of Peace: 2016 and Beyond” that was held on the margins of the NATO Summit on 7-9 July 2016. The conference was organised by the Polish Institute of International Affairs and GLOBSEC, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Jüri Luik took part in the panel discussion entitled “Peace through Strength” together with General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee; James Townsend, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for European and NATO Policy; and Dr. Heather Conley and Dr. Jeff Rathke from CSIS. The panel focused on the modernisation of defence and deterrence in Europe and Russian military capabilities.
Links to media articles with Jüri Luik’s comments:
www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/nato-gipfel-in-wars… www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/nato-approves-… Piret Pernik spoke about NATO’s cyber defence in the panel entitled “Cybersecurity: still underestimated?” together with Karsten Geier, German Federal Foreign Office; Dr. Joanna Świątkowska, Kosciuszko Institute; Robert Kosla, Microsoft; and Brooks Tigner, IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly. The panel focused on the main accomplishments and challenges of NATO’s cyber defence posture.

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