The Role of NATO In A Time of Hybrid Wars | Discussion

When: 30.05.2018 - 17:00 - 19:30
Where:  Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1 – Malá Strana
Admission: 

Admission free, but RSVP is required. Please sign up here: https://www.politikaspolecnost.cz/aktualne/role-nato-dobe-hybridnich-valek/


Main image The Role of NATO In a Time of Hybrid Wars

The European Liberal Forum (ELF) in cooperation with the Institute for Politics and Society and the American Center invite you to a discussion on the role of NATO in a time of hybrid wars.

Over the last few years, Europe has seen a number of new emerging threats. These include disinformation and influence operations with the aim to disrupt the unity and ability to take action of NATO member countries, to destabilize democratic societies, to bring chaos, and to undermine confidence in institutions. The main player in this area is Russia that militarily supports the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Russia also targets its subversive disinformation activities against alliance member states.

How will NATO protect its eastern wing? When will European countries, including the Czech Republic, meet their commitments - 2% of GDP allocated for military expenditures? What relation should NATO have with upcoming PESCO? Are cyber threats a part of the defense and military or are they included in internal security portfolio? Can NATO be active in combating illegal migration or is migration just security and humanitarian (not defense and military) topic?

Speakers will include:

Jan Lipavský, Vice-chairman of the Committe on Defence, Member of the Permanent Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic

Josef Bělica, Member of the Committee on Defence and the Committee on Security, Member of the Permanent Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic

Kostiantyn Brozhko, Defence and Miliary Attaché, Embassy of Ukraine in the Czech Republic

Lt. Col. Ivo Zelinka, Executive Officer of Deputy Chief of General Staff, Czech Armed Forces, passed US Army Ranger School and Command and Staff College

Petr Pojman, Security Analyst, Team 4 Ukraine

 

The discussion will be moderated by Roman Máca of the Institute for Politics and Society.

The program will be in Czech.