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CIOR Public Affairs 03.07.2020

Delayed spring meeting in cyberspace

CIOR is this first week of July in the middle of its initial virtual conference involving all member associations. The IBM (”In-Between-Meeting”) scheduled for the spring but temporarily halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, takes place without the delegates physically...

First published in Dutch military science magazine ’Military Spectator’s  April edition 27.04.2020

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...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt Col (R) Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs. 01.04.2020

Summer Congress in Liege cancelled & Autumn Congress being planned

The Summer Congress scheduled to take plass in Liege, Belgium, at the beginning of August, has been cancelled due to the Corona crisis. This a decision by the CIOR Presidency, after discussion by CIOR’s Permanent Representative with the organisers of the...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt Col (R) Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs 04.03.2020

Young Reserve Officers attending Seminar: Enables independent Thinking, more objective View and Understanding

The CIOR Seminar last week on ‘China, Threat or Opportunity?’ was a great success, judged by statements from participants. Here are some perspectives from the Junior Ranks that took part in this year’s edition of the annual event. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt Col (R)...

Lt Sarah George, UK Army & 2nd Lt Catalin Florea, Romanian Air Force 01.03.2020

Day Three: CIOR Seminar Dives Deep

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...

Lt Sarah George, UK Army & 2nd Lt Catalin Florea, Romanian Air Force 24.02.2020

China expert at CIOR Seminar: – Should keep our minds open

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...

Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt Col (R) Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs 23.02.2020

Strong Outputs at Mid-Winter Meeting

The CIOR Mid-Winter Meeting was succesfully completed Friday. As tradition dictates, the two and a half days of intense and very fruitful working sessions were wrapped up with a closing session in the auditorium of the NATO Headquarters. By: Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt Col...

CIOR Public Affairs 23.02.2020

“Seminar 2020” launched in Bonn

The CIOR Seminar 2020 opened in Bonn Saturday morning, with over 50 participants from 13 nations. Among many European countries represented were also Australia, South Africa and the USA. The theme for this year’s Seminar is “China – Threat or...

cior_rothor 19.02.2020

CIOR Mid-Winter Meeting opened at NATO HQ

The Mid-Winter Meeting (MWM) of CIOR opened this morning at NATO headquarters in Brussels. By Roy Thorvaldsen, Lt Col Norwegian Army/ CIOR Public Affairs and Major Jean-Francois Lambert, Canadian Armed Forces/ CIOR Public Affairs (Photo). The two and a half day...

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