CIOR Seminar 2021 | The Arctic: New Area of Conflict?
The 2021 CIOR Seminar under the title “The Arctic” virtually took place from Monday, February 22nd until Wednesday, February 24th.
It covered strategic and security related questions over the Arctic region:
- History of the Arctic, meaning and strategic relevance
- Stakeholders and their interests
- Relevance of conflicts of the Arctics for the rest of the world and possible solutions to it.
Is the far north really turning into a new area of conflict as the political rhetoric of recent years suggests? Are the melting ice caps revealing new threats to our security? Last week, NATO’s reserve officers met online to discuss this question with high-ranking...read more
The third and final day of the 2021 CIOR Seminar promised to keep the excitement of the first two days. Two guest speakers shared their views on the Arctic and whether the area is at risk for future conflict or not. By: Mr. Paul Strobel, Officer Cadet, Bundeswehr The...read more
After a successful first day, anticipation for day two of the 2021 CIOR Seminar ran high. Two exciting talks waited for the participants. Dr. Duncan Depledge, Lecturer in Geopolitics and Security from Loughborough University introduced the CIOR Seminar participants to...read more
With the Coronavirus still looming, the first day of the 2021 CIOR Seminar kicked off online. The chairman of the CIOR Seminar Committee, Lieutenant Colonel (R) Hans Garrels opened this year’s Seminar, titled “The Arctic: New Area of Conflict?”, with 64 participants...read more
China: Future Threat or Partner? Experts and Reservists Discuss Security Politics at the CIOR 2020 seminar
(This article was first published in Dutch military science magazine ’Military Spectator’s April edition.) Since he came to power, President Xi Jinping has put China on the road toward a certain destiny. Central to the country’s economic, diplomatic and military...read more
Day three of the CIOR Seminar continued the trend of taking a deeper dive into specific areas of interest in China, with Cyber Strategy, Taiwan and the South China Sea studied further by John Lee, Dr Sarah Kirchberger and Dr Bill Hayton. By: Lt Sarah George, UK Army...read more
The annual CIOR Seminar – titled “China, Threat or Opportunity” – opened on Saturday (22. Feb.) with introductions by former Swiss Ambassador Philippe Welti and Dr. Andreas Wolfrum* on Chinese strategic interests, culture and economy, setting the scene for...read more
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The West’s Potential Military Response to Russia’s New Status and Direction Dr. Guillaume Lasconjarias, Research Advisor at the NATO Defense College in Rome, argued that the current crisis in the Ukraine was in fact just one challenge for NATO on a list of many....read more
Possible consequences for relationship and interference between USA-China-Russia-NATO Dr. Matthew Rhodes, Professor of National Security Studies at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies gave an overview of relations between the West (NATO, EU,...read more