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On the 8th to 9th of March, the Baltic Defence College has organized its Annual Conference on Russia. The fourth annual conference on Russia was titled “Russia after 2018: Challenges and Responses”. The aim of that academic event was to discuss Russia’s global ambitions and capabilities, its political developments and military power after modernization. Participants...
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The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity invited Solvers from around the world to develop innovative solutions and methods for integrating crowdsourced forecasts and other data into accurate, timely forecasts on worldwide issues. Under the GF Challenge participants will develop solutions that produce probabilistic forecasts in response to numerous closed-ended forecasting questions that concern specific, objectively...
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On the 28th November 2017, the Polish Institute of International Affairs and the Norwegian Insitute of International Affairs organised expert roundtable under the title: Nordic-Baltic Security in Times of Uncertainty: The Defence-Energy Nexus. The organised roundtable was a part of a PISM-NUPI research project, supported by the Bilateral Cooperation Fund of the Ministry of Economic Development, Norway Grants/EEA Grants....
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NATO Satellite Launch Space
Above the Moon: NATO Space Policy Policy Brief No. 1/2017 Outer space has been an important area of competition between the United States and the Soviet Union since the Cold War. In the bipolar world, space security was an element of strategic balance, shaping American and Soviet national security policies of the US and the...
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The most important conference on cybersecurity in Central and Eastern Europe will be held on 9-10 October in Krakow. CYBERSEC Forum is a unique opportunity to meet and discuss the current issues of cyber disruption and ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity-related threats. The Forum mission is to foster the building of a Europe-wide cybersecurity system and to...
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The Rīga Conference is an annual meeting of regional and international experts in foreign policy and defence, academics, journalists, and business representatives, promoting the discussion and assessment of issues affecting the transatlantic community. Convening in the Latvian capital since 2006, the conference has become a recognized annual tradition in the region. At this year’s conference,...
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Through North Korea’s actions, we have heard more and more often in recent years that “the world has come to the edge of war”. Is it purely journalistic deliberation or a real threat? The 72nd UN General Assembly in New York is resounding with similar tones. “The number of incidents actually occurs. Countries located in...
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The European University Institute organised the Global Risk Analysis and Europe Changing Security Environment – Executive Training Seminar between 19-21 June 2017. The aim of the Seminar was to bringing academic specialist, policymakers and think-tank experts discuss the changing international security environment. The Seminar introduces participants to approaches and tools for identifying global security risks and understanding the scope...
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The EDA and the European Commission recently announced an Information Day on the Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR).  A representative of the IFIS took part in the workshops preparing to participate in the PADR programme. The PADR has the objective to test the added-value of the EU budget supporting defence research, in view of...
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