Russia’s Strategy on NATO’S Eastern and Southern Flanks

Europe faces overlapping crises on its periphery. Up to now both NATO and the EU have favoured an approach which analyses the threats separately

ACTIVIDAD REALIZADA
27 enero 2017 - 09:30h
LOCALIZACIÓN: CIDOB, sala Jordi Maragall, Elisabets 12,08001 Barcelona
ORGANIZADO POR: CIDOB and the Institute for Statecraft with the support of the Public Diplomacy Division of NATO

Objetivo

Europe faces overlapping crises on its periphery. Up to now both NATO and the EU have favoured an approach which analyses the threats separately. Those who focus on the Mediterranean know little of Russia while Russia and Eastern European experts know even less of the southern and eastern rim Mediterranean countries. Issues and interests are however increasingly cross-linked if not intertwined and this risks seriously fragmenting NATO’s analysis. Different members of the EU and NATO have different perceptions, interests and therefore agendas which are linked to history and economics, possession or not of effective armies and energy dependence. The Russian factor is an obvious link between both flanks. Russia plays a central role in Eastern Europe and the Baltic area region. Its relevance in the South is increasing rapidly in Syria but it has long standing interests in Algeria. Russia is developing anti-access and area denial (A2/AD) bubbles along the Eastern and Southern flank that entail serious consequences for NATO operational planning. All these issues will be explored during this seminar gathering  experts with different areas of expertise and perspectives.

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Participantes

SPEAKERS

Jordi Bacaria

Jordi Bacaria

Director, CIDOB

Carmen Claudín

Carmen Claudín

Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB

Carme Colomina

Carme Colomina

Associate Researcher, CIDOB

Stephen Dalziel

Stephen Dalziel

Senior Fellow, The Institute for Statecraft, London

Nicolás de Pedro

Nicolás de Pedro

Research Fellow, CIDOB, Barcelona

Christopher Donnelly

Christopher Donnelly

Director, The Institute for Statecraft, London

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani

Head of Maghreb Division, International Crisis Group, Rabat

Francis Ghilès

Francis Ghilès

Senior Research Fellow Associate, CIDOB, Barcelona

Jakub Kalenský

Jakub Kalenský

East StratCom Task Force, EEAS, Brussels

Akram Kharief

Akram Kharief

Chief Editor, MENADefense, Algiers

Ali Hached

Ali Hached

Former member of the Board of Sonatrach, Algiers

Sohbet Karbuz

Sohbet Karbuz

Director of Hydrocarbons, Mediterranean Observatory for Energy (OME), Paris

Alex Kokcharov

Alex Kokcharov

Principal Analyst, Country Risk at IHS Markit, London

Kadri Liik

Kadri Liik

Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR, London

Robert Pszczel

Robert Pszczel

Acting Director of NATO Information Office in Moscow, PDD, NATO

Jamie Shea

Jamie Shea

Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO, Brussels

Alan Riley

Alan Riley

Senior Fellow, The Institute for Statecraft, London

Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson

Photographer and Writer, Oxford

Oleksandr Sushko

Oleksandr Sushko

Research Director of the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv

Russia’s Strategy on NATO’S Eastern and Southern Flanks ACTIVIDAD REALIZADA

09:45h Welcome

Jordi Bacaria, Director, CIDOB 

Christopher Donnelly, Director, The Institute for Statecraft, London

10:00h The 360º degree approach to different regions: how does it work in theory and in practice? how should NATO and the EU respond?

Chair:  Carme Colomina, Associate Researcher, CIDOB

Robert Pszczel, Acting Director of NATO Information Office in Moscow, PDD, NATO

Issandr El Amrani, Head of Maghreb Division, International Crisis Group, Rabat

Oleksandr Sushko, Research Director of the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv

11:15h Coffee break

11:45h Key actors and their impact on NATO’S flanks

 Chair: Christopher Donnelly, Director, The Institute for Statecraft, London

Alex Kokcharov, Principal Analyst, Country Risk at IHS Markit, London

Akram Kharief, Chief Editor, MENADefense, Algiers

Kadri Liik, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR, London 

12:45h The energy dimension: the way forward for a combined southern and eastern flank approach

Chair:   Francis Ghilès, Senior Research Fellow Associate, CIDOB, Barcelona

Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO, Brussels

Ali Hached, former member ofthe Board of Sonatrach, Algiers

Alan Riley, Senior Fellow, The Institute for Statecraft, London

Sohbet Karbuz, Director of Hydrocarbons, Mediterranean Observatory for Energy (OME), Paris

13:45h Lunch

15:15h Information warfare and other forms of “soft coercion”: thinking ahead

Chair:  Stephen Dalziel, Senior Fellow, The Institute for Statecraft, London

Robert Pszczel, Acting Director of NATO Information Office in Moscow, PDD, NATO

Jakub Kalenský, East StratCom Task Force, EEAS, Brussels

Ben Robinson, Photographer and Writer, Oxford

Nicolás de Pedro, Research Fellow, CIDOB, Barcelona  

16:30h Closing

Christopher Donnelly, Director, The Institute for Statecraft, London

Jordi Bacaria, Director, CIDOB