Can the international community cope with current security challenges?

Can the international community cope with current security challenges?

Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 7:00pm
Venue: 
Megaron Plus, Vass. Sophias & Kokkali, Athens 115 21
Speaker(s): 
Ino Afentouli (NATO Public Diplomacy Division)
Richard Caplan (Linacre College, Oxford)
Lucas Kello (DPIR)
Marilenna Koppa (Panteion University, Athens)
Chair: 
David Madden (St Antony's College, Oxford)
Convenor: 
Othon Anastasakis (St Antony’s College, Oxford)
Series: 
SEESOX

The international community is facing major security challenges: among others, the return of geopolitics; unprecedently high migration flows; climate change-induced security threats; and renewed nuclear proliferation concerns. In parallel, there is the rise of cyber security threats. Cyberweapons challenge basic assumptions of strategic theory. Their use is difficult to model and regulate. The growth of cyber arsenals is rapidly outpacing the design of doctrine to limit their risks. Is the international community equipped to meet all these challenges? Is it paying attention. With the US retreating from multilateralism, and Europe preoccupied with its own future, the danger is that the international community is rudderless at this critical moment. The panel will examine these threats in particular from a NATO and European security perspective.