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Intra-Alliance Diplomacy and the 2016 NATO Warsaw Summit: The Goals and Tac...

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Harold Lee Room

Pembroke College

University of Oxford

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At the NATO Warsaw Summit in July 2016, the Alliance decided to strengthen its deterrence and defence posture on its Eastern Flank, most notably by establishing an ‘enhanced forward presence’ in the Baltic States and Poland, as well as by reinforcing its presence in the Black Sea region. These decisions, taken more than two years after the Russian annexation of Crimea, and following the ‘reassurance’ measures agreed at the 2014 Wales Summit, reflect a significant shift in NATO’s priorities. However, within the Alliance, the period leading up to the Warsaw Summit was fraught with internal disagreements about the nature of the Russian threat and the most appropriate means to deal with it. The Summit outcome thus reflected significant compromise among Alliance members, often with conflicting interests, rather than representing an ‘ideal’ approach to deterrence. This workshop will focus on highlighting the policy goals of five European NATO member states (the UK, France, Germany, Poland and Romania), examine the tactics they employed to influence Alliance policy during the lead-up to the Summit, and evaluate their level of success or failure.


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9.30-10.00: Registration

10.00-10.05: Opening Remarks

Dr. Robert Johnson, Director, CCW

10.05-10.20: Keynote Speech

Dr. Jeffrey Michaels, Visiting Fellow, CCW

10.20-10.50: Introductory Session:

Objective and Framework of this Project
Dr. Naomi Konda, Research Fellow, the SPF

Small States and Influence
Professor Isabelle Duyvesteyn, Leiden University

U.S. Policy and the Warsaw Summit
Tsuneo Watanabe, Senior Research Fellow, the SPF

11.05-12.45: The United Kingdom and France
Chair: Dr. Rob Johnson

Dr. Joseph Devanny, Programme Director (Security), Ridgeway Information LTD

Dr. Yuichi Hosoya, Keio University

Dr. Chihaya Kokubo, University of Shizuoka

Dr. Thomas Flichy de la Neuville, Head of the Department of War Studies at Saint-Cyr

12.45-14.00: Lunch Break (Main Dining Hall, Pembroke)

14.00-15.00: Germany
Chair: Dr. Shigeo Mutsushika, University of Shizuoka

Dr. Yuichi Morii, University of Tokyo

Frederic Ischebeck-Baum, Assistant Director, Centre for Defence Studies, King's College London

15.00-15.30: Coffee Break

15.30-16.50: Poland and Romania
Chair: Dr. Naomi Konda, SPF

Dr. Lukas Milevski, Leiden University

Dr. Shigeo Mutsushika, University of Shizuoka

Dr. Samir Puri, King's College London

16.50-17.00: Concluding Remarks
Dr. Jeffrey Michaels

17.15-18.30: Drinks Reception and Speech by Sir Lawrence Freedman on ‘Influencing US Foreign Policy’

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