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Program of the VIII Moscow Conference on International Security


15:00 Arrival of foreign participants, hotel check-in



09:00-18:30 Conference registration

10:00-15:30 Tour of the Patriot park

16:30-18:00 Round table

Military dangers and thieats in modern world

  • Changing doctrinal views on military security
  • Responding to security challenges and threats
  • Preventing incidents and armed conflicts, transparency of military-related activities

19:00-20:30 Welcome cocktail for the foreign participants hosted by the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Colonel-General Alexander V. FOMIN



09:00-18:30 Conference registration

09:30-10:30 Opening of the Conference

  • Welcome address by the leadership of the Russian Federation
  • Opening Statement by the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Army General Sergey Shoygu
  • Other statements

10:30-12:00 Plenary session

Security in modern world: regional and global factors and trends

  • Modern security challenges and threats (maritime security, militarization of space, international terrorism, «hybrid» warfare and «color» revolutions, cyber threats, Arctic challenges)
  • Regional balance of force and global security
  • Security in Europe and the Asia Pacific
  • Preventing incidents and security of military-related activity

12:00-12:30 Coffee break

12:30-14:00 Plenary session

Outcomes of ISIS defeat in Syria and Iraq: stabilizing the region and addressing terrorist threats in the environment of their transformation

  • Modern security situation in the Middle East and Northern Africa
  • Outcomes of ISIS defeat in Syria and Iraq (spread of terrorism ideology, return of terrorist fighters to Africa and Asia, illegal migration, post-conflict reconstruction, return of refugees, humanitarian mine action, prospects for a political settlement in the region)

14:00-15:00 Lunch break

15:00-16:30 Discussions

«Color» revolutions and «hybrid» warfare: general and specific features

  • Military and non-military methods of leverage: insight into history
  • Military objectives of «color» revolutions
  • Applying new technologies for internal political destabilization
  • «Hybrid» warfare as a reflection and transformation of views on the use of military force

Ballistic Missile Defence and placement of weapons in space

  • New trends in space weapons development
  • BMD: defensive system or a means for preemptive strike?
  • BMD and Arms control (INF Treaty)

Round table

Military-to-military peacekeeping engagement

  • Transformation of the UN peacekeeping system
  • Strengthening military-to-military peacekeeping engagements: challenges and prospects
  • National peacekeeping experience

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-18:30 Discussions

Northern Africa: terrorism and illegal migration

  • Sahel countries and security of the region
  • Libya: challenges and prospects of a new state structure
  • African refugees: a threat of terrorism in Europe or an incentive for economic development?

Reconstruction and economic development of Syria and Iraq, return of refugees

  • Post-conflict security and economic development of the region
  • Prospects of ISIS return to the region
  • Return of refugees - primary challenge of the region

Round table

Military cooperation and regional security

  • The concept of «Indo-Pacific Region»: prospects and assessments
  • Military cooperation and security in Africa
  • Military and military-technical cooperation in Latin America: challenges and prospects

18:30-19:00 Coffee break

19:00-20:30 Reception on behalf of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Army General Sergey K. SHOYGU



9:30-10:00 Opening of the Second Conference day

  • Statements by the leadership of the Russian Federation

10:00-11:30 Plenary session

International peacekeeping effort: new perceptions and military cooperation

  • UN peacekeeping system
  • Legal and regulatory framework for peacekeeping
  • Best practices of the Military in the sphere of peacekeeping
  • National capability and engagements with the UN

11:30-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Plenary session

Regional security aspects: Asia, Africa and Latin America

  • Asia: multilateral military cooperation as an element of stability
  • Africa: terrorism and continent development
  • Latin America: cooperation among defence agencies in addressing security challenges

13:30-13:45 Closing remarks by the Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Colonel-General Alexander V. FOMIN

14:00-16:30 Lunch

Departure of conference participants

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