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Chatham House – Security & Defence 2019

The implications for the international security landscape of current political uncertainties and upheavals remain unclear.

Arrangements for European and UK security cooperation post-Brexit have yet to be agreed, and the Trump administration continues to stress the need for greater burden sharing among NATO allies, highlighting the fault lines in current frameworks for multilateral security cooperation.

Meanwhile, Russia and China are asserting their interests and influence in an increasingly volatile geopolitical landscape while technological developments are changing the nature of warfare and the capability requirements for effective deterrence. 

For more details visit: Chatham House - Security and Defence 2019

  • Who should attend: (tab)
    • NDI Members 
    • CEO’s 
    • MD’s
  • Why attend: (tab)
  • Discover what factors are driving these new patterns in diplomacy, and what do they mean for international security. What is the status of regional and global alignment over defence goals and norms, and what are the implications for future cooperation? What will the response be as powers attempt to reposition and restructure? What is now required for nations to effectively defend themselves?

    The annual Chatham House Security and Defence conference will discuss:

    • Drivers and new patterns in diplomacy 
    • European unity or a divided continent? 
    • Repositioning, restructuring and regional responses
    • Political transitions and the UK’s emerging position 
    • Fit-for-purpose deterrence for full-spectrum warfare
    • The rise of populism and international security

  • Programme:
  • Thursday 7 March - 09:30

    • Session One | The Shifting Security Landscape
    • Session Two | New Patterns in Diplomacy
    • Session Three | European Unity or a Divided Continent
    • Session Four | Political Transitions and the UK Position

    17:30 Close of day one and reception

    Friday 8 March - 09:30

    • Session Five | Fit-for-Purpose Deterrence
      Session Six | Repositioning and Restructuring

    13:00 End of conference