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    Security Jam 2014

    We are happy to announce that Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, Amb. Gabor Iklody, Gen. Jean-Paul Paloméros and Lt. Gen. Wolfgang Wosolsobe will Jam with us on October 14-16!

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    Critical infrastructure protection in the cyber-age

    “Approaching cyber security from the idea of walls, moats and gates is no longer adequate,” said Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to US President Barack Obama at last night SDA evening debate. Read more.









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    Overhauling transatlantic security thinking

    The SDA conference “Overhauling Transatlantic Security Thinking” on June 4th, 2014, offered a meeting ground ahead of NATO’s September summit for these issues to be reviewed on a high-level. It tackled questions such as: How should Europeans and Americans see engagement in Africa and the Middle East? What are the key outcomes to be hoped for from the NATO Summit? Read the full report here.


Critical infrastructure protection in the cyber-age

Cyber security is becoming increasingly complicated, as connected electronic devices become more pervasive in everyday objects, and malicious actors become more willing to be destructive, panellists told ...

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Lessons learnt from the Gulf of Aden operations

After a peak of incidents in the Gulf of Aden in 2010, piracy is now almost non-existent in the Gulf of Aden. The mandates for two of the key missions instrumental to this success are set to expire this year. 
This event, hosted by the Security & Defence Agenda, convened a panel of experts to discuss lessons learned from these operations and to explore the way forward.  
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Ukraine's competing elections: sorting fact from fiction

Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko has the enormous tasks of rebuilding a battered economy and constructing a civil society – all while juggling relations with a giant, unpredictable and often hostile neighbour. A Security & Defence Agenda panel debated Ukraine and its future on 21 May, a few days before the presidential election, and presented scenarios for the country
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Europe's World

Europe's World, the only EU-wide policy journal with a readership of over 100,000, has a new website. Visit www.europesworld.org

Why we need to be patient with Russia
"Patience, patience" counselled one Cold War veteran George Kennan after the break-up of the USSR. Simon Serfaty takes a critical look at how the West should be handling Moscow in light of the Ukraine crisis.


Tracing the origins of the Ukraine crisis: Should the EU share the blame?
The EU didn't create the Ukraine crisis, but it must take responsibility for ending it. Alyona Getmanchuk traces the origins of Europe’s dangerous stand-off between East and West and warns that Brussels must unambiguously define its own goals and intentions


An Asian NATO would help defuse tensions
The lack of international security institutions in East Asia is contributing to growing tensions in the region, says South Korea’s former foreign minister Yoon Young-kwan.

SDA new Advisory Board members





Alexander Vershbow
Deputy Secretary General


Pierre Vimont
Executive Secretary General
European External Action Service




Brig. Gen. Ilkka

Executive Director


Ioan Mircea Pascu

Vice Chairman
Committee on Foreign Affairs
European Parliament


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SDA speakers

The Security & Defence Agenda regularly welcomes high level speakers from the international and national sphere of politics, the military, private sector, civil society, and academia to discuss the issues that shape global security and defence.

Postions held at the time of their participation.


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