Friends of Europe is partnering with the Casimir Pulaski Foundation for their flagship summit, the Warsaw Security Forum, a two-day forum which presents solutions to complex regional security challenges that affect Central and Eastern Europe. The two day forum will consist of numerous plenary and breakout sessions dedicated to emerging and pressing security issues, particularly those related to the future of NATO; the Common Security and Defence Policy, relations with Russia; energy security; and border states of NATO and the European Union.
In the context of this partnership, Friends of Europe participates in the panel session on maritime security, “Modern Navy Capabilities in the Context of Future A2/AD Challenges”.
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15.45 – 16.45
PANEL DISCUSSION: MODERN NAVY CAPABILITIES IN THE CONTEXT OF FUTURE A2/AD CHALLENGES
The panel session on maritime security will address in particular the role of the navy in countering Russia’s capabilities in the Baltic Sea and EU-NATO defence capabilities. Countries around the Baltic Sea face the greatest challenge to their security since the end of the Cold War. From deployment of warships with nuclear-capable cruise missiles, to fielding of Anti Access and Area-Denial air defense systems, Russia is testing the response and resilience of its neighbors. What role should the navies play in countering Russia’s A2/AD capabilities around the Baltic? Which naval systems should be developed by NATO and its allies to ensure credible deterrence and cohesiveness of the alliance?
Dharmendra Khanani / Director of Strategy at Friends of Europe
End of panel discussion
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