Bled Strategic Forum 2020: Contribution to Panel on European Security and Asymmetric Threats

During the Bled Strategic Forum 2020 debate on European Security and Asymmetric Threats  moderated by Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, European Cosmopolitan Consulting’s founder Andrej Novak contributed the following question: 

“How can the EU and NATO respond to hybrid threats and military aggression in our neighbourhood when there is no common threat perception for example vis-a-via Russia or China?”

Panel participants:

Mr Matt Boyse, Deputy Assistant Secretary overseeing policy towards Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Lt. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, Commanding General, U.S. Army Europe

Ambassador Bettina Cadenbach, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) – DIGITAL SPEAKER

Mr Pawel Herczynski, Managing Director for CSDP and Crisis Response, European External Action Service (EEAS) – DIGITAL SPEAKER

Dr Matthew Rhodes, Professor of National Security Studies and Area Studies Chair, Marshall Center

Mr Matej Tonin, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Slovenia

Ambassador Tuula Yrjölä, Officer-in-Charge/Secretary General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

Moderated by Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, Ambassador-at-Large / Special Envoy of the Minister and BSF Programme Director, Slovenia

Video: