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EUROPEAN SECURITY: MILITARY AND POLITICAL APPROACH

(Moscow, May 22 – 24, 2013, Radisson Royal Hotel, Moscow
2/1 bld 1, Kutuzovskiy prospect)

Wednesday, May 22
12.00-19.00
Arrival of Conference participants, hotel accommodation, registration
19.00-20.30
Cocktails hosted by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation
Thursday, May 23
Plenary session
 10.00-10.15
IVANOV Sergey Borisovich
Head of Administration of the President of the Russian Federation
«Announcement of the President’s address to the Conference participants»

 10.15-10.30
SHOYGU Sergey Kuzhugetovich
Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army
«Approach of the Russian Defence Ministry to European Security»

 10.30-10.45
LAVROV Sergey Viktorovich
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
«On the way to common space of security and stability in Europe»

10.45-11.05 GERASIMOV Valeriy Vasilyevich
Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation — first Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army
«Role and place of the arms control within the system of European Security»

 11.05 -11.20
Jean-Yves LE DRIAN
Minister of Defence of the Republic of France
«Presentation of French White Book for National Defence and Security. Security in Europe»

11.35-11.50
Christian SCHMIDT
Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Defence, Germany
«Global Secutity Challenges - Perspectives of Cooperation with Russia»
 

 11.50-12.05
Lamberto ZANNIER
OSCE Secretary-General
«Contribution of OSCE to European Security
 

12.05-12.15 BORDUZHA Nikolay Nikolaevich
CSTO Secretary-General
«Collective security of the CSTO within Eurasian frame of reference. Status and prospects»

12.15-12.30 Dirk BRENGELMANN
Assistant Secretary General NATO for Political Affairs and Security Policy
«Contribution of NATO to European Security»

 12.30-12.40
Rose GOTTEMOELLER
Acting Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Department of State of the USA
«Revitalizing cooperation on Security in Europe»

12.40-12.50 Arto RÄTY
State Secretary — Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Finland
«Evolving Security Environment – Finnish Perspective»

12.50-13.00 Tom McKANE
Director General for Security Policy, Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom
«British defence reform»

13.00-14.00 Lunch break

DISCUSSION OF SPECIFIC ISSUES

14.00-15.00 Challenges and threats to the Euro-Atlantic region

Briefings — 7 min.
General discussion, remarks, questions answered – 20 min.

Moderator — Alexander RAHR
Research Director, German-Russian Forum, Federal Republic of Germany

SERGUN Igor Dmitrievich
Chief of the Main Directorate of the General Staff – Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant-General
«Assessment of modern challenges and threats for the Euro-Atlantic region»

Celeste WALLANDER
Director of the International Politics Program, School of International Service, American University (USA)
«Building on Success: How the lessons of Security Cooperation in the Euro-Atlantic region can advance Russian-American partnership on new security challenges»

Svein EFJESTAD
Director General of the Security Policy Department, Ministry of Defence of Norway
«Сhallenges to European security»

Adam ROTFELD
Co-chairman Polish-Russian Group on Difficult Matters, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Poland
«In a search for Euro-Atlantic security system»

Julian LINDLEY-FRENCH
Professor of the Netherlands Royal Defence Academy
«Pan-European security in a new strategic age»

15.10-15.20 Change of panel members

15.20-16.30 Developing a new arms control mechanism. Influence of Missile Defence factor.

Briefings — 7 min.
General discussion, remarks, questions answered — 20 min.

Moderator — DYNKIN Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
Director, Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences

ANTONOV Anatoliy Ivanovich
Deputy Minister of Defence, Russian Federation
«Security equation as the foundation for developing a new arms control mechanism»

Fotis FOTIOU
Minister of Defence, Republic of Cyprus
«On the way to the European Council (December 2013): Cyprus perspectives»

Evelyn N. FARKAS
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, USA
«European Security and Strategic Stability»

Janis GARISONS
Undersecretary of State of the Ministry of Defence, Republic of Latvia
«Key elements to the success of future arms control»

Götz NEUNECK
Deputy Director Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy IFSH at the University of Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany
«Forming a new mechanism of arms control. ABM as a new challenge to the Security in Europe»


16.30-16.50 Coffee-break

16.50-17.50 NATO and Russia: current status, opportunities and prospects for interaction with CSTO

Briefings — 7 min.
General discussion, remarks, questions answered – 20 min.

Moderator — KOSHELEV Sergey Mikhaylovich
Chief of the Main Directorate of International Military Cooperation of the Ministry of Defence, Russian Federation

ZARUDNITSKIY Vladimir Borisovich
Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the General Staff — Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Colonel-General
«Assessment of status and prospects for interaction with NATO»

Panos PANAGIOTOPOULOS
Minister of Defence, Greece
«Problems of security in the Mediterranean»

Gerhard MANGOTT
Scientific Adviser at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Austria
«NATO: beyond enlargement and full-scale Missile Defence»

Jasper WIECK
Head of section Defence and Security Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Federal Republic of Germany
«NATO-Russia cooperation, principles and prospects»


17.50-18.00 Change of panel members

18.00-19.00 Role of OSCE in European Security

Briefings — 7 min.
General discussion, remarks, questions answered — 20 min.

Moderator – IVANOV Igor Sergeyevich
Chairman of the Russian Council for International Affairs, Russian Federation

KELIN Andrey Vladimirovich
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to OSCE
«40-th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act (2015) as a guideline for OSCE activities and an important milestone in molding the community of Euro-Atlantic security»

Fred TANNER
Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland
«European Security in a globalized World »

Carl VON DER ESCH
State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Sweden
«Opportunities and Challenges for the OSCE from a Swedish perspective»

Bruno ROSLI
Deputy Head of Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Defence, Switzerland
«The OSCE: Discrete but precious»

19.00 -19.20 Coffee-break
19.20-19.50  Press-Conference
20.00-21.30 Official Dinner hosted by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation
Friday, May 24
09.30 Departure from Hotel
11.00-15.00
Visit to the 1-st Guard Motorized Infantry Regiment of the 2-nd Guard Motorized Infantry Division
(Alabino, Moscow district)
 
15.00-16.00 Lunch in the Hotel lobby
16.00 Departure of Conference participants

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