DAY 1

  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8th 2017

When tensions are growing and military build-ups are occurring, what mechanisms should be used to prevent escalations of conflict? Can trust be fostered in the political-military sphere, when the interest of major powers is at a clash? The panel reflects on the achievements and perspectives of the Intergovernmental Structured Dialogue in the OSCE. It also discusses important aspects of OSCE operations, including the Special Monitoring Mission in the East of Ukraine, possible changes in the acquis in arms control and additional confidence building measures.

Thomas Greminger – Secretary General, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Walter Kemp – Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, Switzerland
Christian Strohal – Ambassador, Special Representative for the Austrian OSCE Chairmanship

MODERATOR: Marcin Bużański – Director, Peace and Stabilization Strategies Program, Casimir Pulaski Foundation, Poland

Thomas Greminger – Secretary General, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

MODERATOR: Katarzyna Pisarska, Director of the Eu