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A Full and Urgent Agenda for NATO in the 21st CenturyEvening Debate with Ivo Daalder, US Ambassador to NATO
Speaking to 180 ambassadors, policymakers, journalists and think-tankers at the SDA’s June 8th evening debate, new US Ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder outlined the Obama administration’s policy priorities for the alliance. He described the Administration’s focus within the Alliance as being three-fold: achieving its objective in Afghanistan of disrupting, dismantling and defeating Al Qaeda, creating a more productive NATO-Russia relationship, and building a ‘new NATO for a new century’ which is capable of addressing a host of evolving transatlantic security challenges.
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The security implications of Europe’s energy thirst
The Security & Defence Agenda is pleased to announce the publication of its new report, entitled “The security implications of Europe’s energy thirst”. It summarises the SDA’s roundtable of May 25th, which gathered high representatives from Russia, the Czech Republic, Georgia, NATO, EU institutions and the Oil Companies International Marine Forum. Looking into strategic relations with Russia and the race to Arctic, the roundtable’s main conclusion was that the European Union’s relationship with Russia is a fundamental factor to the security, or insecurity, of Europe’s future energy supplies.
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SDA Annual Defence Conference
Due to a change in the timings of the NATO Ministerial meeting, the SDA rescheduled its international conference entitled “Re-thinking NATO’s global Security & Defence role”. Initially planned for the 11th of June, it will now be held in the early autumn.
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Re-thinking NATO’s global Security & Defence role
Karl von WogauChairman of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, European Parliament
Jana HybaskovaMember of the European Parliament
Clemens von GoetzeAmbassador, German PSC Representative to the EU
Lt. Gen. David Leakey Director General of the EU Military Staff
Jamie SheaDirector for Policy Planning, Private Office of the Secretary General of NATO
Rt. Hon. Desmond Browne Former Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom
Hilmar LinnenkampFormer Deputy Chief Executive, European Defence Agency
Henri BentégeatChairman of the EU Military Committee
Franco FrattiniFormer Vice President for Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission
Peter AltmaierFormer Parliamentary State Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Federal Republic of Germany
Ana Maria GomesMEP and Vice Chairwoman, Committee on Security & Defence, European Parliament
Christine RogerPSC Ambassador, Permanent Representation of France to the EU
Giancarlo GrassoFormer Chairman of the ASD Commission and Vice-Chairman of ESRIF, Finmeccanica
Gijs de VriesFormer EU Counter-Terrorism Co-ordinator
Brig. Gen. Illka LaitinenExecutive Director, European Border Management Agency (FRONTEX)
Geoffrey Van OrdenMEP, SubCommittee on Security and Defence, European Parliament
Gen. John CraddockSupreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)
Jaak AaviksooMinister of Defence, Estonia
Vladimir ChizhovAmbassador, Mission of the Russian Federation to the EU
Sorin D. DucaruRomanian Ambassador to NATO
Baron Frans van DaeleBelgian Ambassador to NATO
Alexander LambsdorffGerman Member of the Security & Defence Subcommittee of the European Parliament
François GayetSecretary General of the Aerospace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD)
Pieter De CremBelgian Minister of Defence
Dmitry RogozinAmbassador, Mission of the Russian Federation to NATO
Alyson BailesVisiting Professor, University of Iceland
Anne-François de Saint SalvyFormer Deputy Director of the Delegation for Strategic Affairs, French Ministry of Defence
Bernard JenkinMember of the UK House of Commons, Defence Select Committee
Peter WeilemannEuropean Office Director, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Stefanie BabstDeputy Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO
W. Bruce WeinrodUS Secretary of Defence Representative, Europe
Jean-François BureauAssistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO
Michèle Alliot-MarieFrench Minister of the Interior and Overseas Territories
Jacques BarrotEuropean Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security
Lt. Gen. Karl EikenberryDeputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee
Tomaz LovrencicDeputy Director of the European Union Satellite Centre
Admiral Giampaolo di PaolaChairman of the Military Committee, NATO
Commander Snowy LinternLiaison Officer of the EU Naval Force in Somalia
Doris PackMEP, Chairwoman of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South-East Europe
Rear Admiral Stefan EngdahlSwedish Military Representative to the EU and the NATO EAPMC
Shirin Ebadi2003 Nobel Peace Prize Winner
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