The Second Consultation on Euro-Atlantic Security
On September 25 and 26, 2010, the EastWest Institute co-hosted with the Ditchley Foundation a Second Consultation on Euro-Atlantic Security.
The event brought together high-ranking current and former political and military figures from OSCE countries, including Ambassador Wolfgang Friedrich Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former Ambassador of Germany to the U.S.; Dr. Celeste A. Wallander, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia of the U.S. Department of Defense; Dr. Joris Voorhoeve, former Minister of Defense of the Netherlands and Member of the Council of State; Dr. Andrzej Olechowski, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland and Member of European Council on Foreign Relations; high-level representatives from OSCE, CSTO and NATO including General Nikolay Bordyuzha, Secretary General, Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO); Dr. Oleksandr Pavlyuk, Head of the External Co-operation of the Office of the OSCE Secretary General; Dr. Goran Svilanović, Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities and former Foreign Minister of FR Yugoslavia; Ambassador Dmitriy Rogozin, Head of the Russian Mission to NATO; representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Ambassador Kairat Abusseitov, Head of the Kazakh Embassy in London; and select prominent security experts from the diplomatic and think tank communities to identify action-oriented recommendations and explore cooperative paths to strengthen Euro-Atlantic Security.
Participants at the meeting argued that there are a lot of real possibilities to activate the OSCE countries in strengthening the Euro-Atlantic Security.
The key findings of the meeting will be circulated to all OSCE governments ahead of the upcoming Lisbon NATO summit in November 2010 and Astana OSCE Summit in December 2010.