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  • 2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPORT - BELARUS : POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND DIPLOMATIC CHALLENGES

    2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPORT - BELARUS : POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND DIPLOMATIC CHALLENGES

    Michal SZCZERBA (Poland)

    Following highly problematic August 2020 Belarusian Presidential Elections, which many observers characterised as neither free nor fair, widespread protests swept through Belarus. That the elections were illegitimate was hardly surprising. President Alexander Lukashenko has long maintained his grip…

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  • 2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPORT - SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE HIGH NORTH

    2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPORT - SECURITY CHALLENGES IN THE HIGH NORTH

    Jean-Charles LARSONNEUR (France)

    Receding ice is expanding access to surface transit routes and subsurface resources in the Arctic, which are predicted to have a seismic impact on global trade and commodities markets. Greater access to the Arctic is driving increased attention to the region – from both Arctic and non-Arctic states…

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  • 2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT SPECIAL REPORT - BOLSTERING THE DEMOCRATIC RESILIENCE OF THE ALLIANCE AGAINST DISINFORMATION AND PROPAGANDA

    2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT SPECIAL REPORT - BOLSTERING THE DEMOCRATIC RESILIENCE OF THE ALLIANCE AGAINST DISINFORMATION AND PROPAGANDA

    Linda SANCHEZ (United States)

    The information crisis surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the events at the US Capitol building on 6 January 2021 have laid bare the destabilizing effects of disinformation and propaganda on democratic societies. A growing number of ill-intentioned external and internal actors, from…

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  • 2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPORT - THE TRANSATLANTIC LINK AND BURDEN SHARING IN THE CHANGING STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT

    2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPORT - THE TRANSATLANTIC LINK AND BURDEN SHARING IN THE CHANGING STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT

    Ahmet YILDIZ (Turkey)

    This preliminary draft report discusses ways to rejuvenate the transatlantic bond and to seek fairer burden sharing in the context of the NATO 2030 debate. Despite the pandemic and other new challenges, NATO continues to demonstrate its unique ability to find consensus among its 30 Allies and to…

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  • 2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT GENERAL REPORT - ALLIED DEFENCE SPENDING: ENDURING THREATS AND NEW CONSTRAINTS

    2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT GENERAL REPORT - ALLIED DEFENCE SPENDING: ENDURING THREATS AND NEW CONSTRAINTS

    Christian TYBRING-GJEDDE (Norway)

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the global recession it has triggered have put serious pressures on Allied defence budgets. As governments enact fiscal stimulus packages to bolster aggregate demand, there is growing concern amongst strategic thinkers that defence spending could be sacrificed to cover…

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  • 2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPORT - TEN YEARS AFTER THE ARAB SPRING: DEMOCRATIC EXPECTATIONS AND DISILLUSIONS

    2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPORT - TEN YEARS AFTER THE ARAB SPRING: DEMOCRATIC EXPECTATIONS AND DISILLUSIONS

    Anissa KHEDHER (France)

    The 2011-2012 uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa raised high expectations for the democratisation of the region’s societies and for a greater respect of the fundamental rights of the populations. Ten years after the Arab revolutions, some progress – varying from country to country and…

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  • 2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPORT - BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS: TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND THE SPECTRE OF BIOTERRORISM IN THE POST-COVID-19 ERA

    2021 - PRELIMINARY DRAFT REPORT - BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS: TECHNOLOGICAL PROGRESS AND THE SPECTRE OF BIOTERRORISM IN THE POST-COVID-19 ERA

    Leona ALLESLEV (Canada)

    The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed global vulnerabilities to biological threats and refocused attention on the possibility of deliberate biological attacks. This draft report discusses the opportunities offered by biotechnology and other Emerging and Disruptive Technologies (EDTs), as well…

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