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NATO and the New Ways of Warfare: Defeating Hybrid Threats

  • 19 Feb. 2015
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  • Last updated: 31 Aug. 2015 16:19

On 29 and 30 April 2015, the NATO Defense College is organizing and hosting an academic Conference which will focus on international issues and the criminal components which today operate across the real and virtual spaces of the Euro-Atlantic area.

An international research conference for warrior-scholars organized by the NATO Defense College

The event is aimed at examining new types of warfare, consisting of regular, irregular, and illegal elements, which effectively influence the security and peace of our nations.

This will be a unique opportunity to reflect on these pressing issues and to develop a strategic knowledge of warfare’s latest paradigm shift.

Here is a draft programme of the main topics which will be addressed over the two-day Conference:


DAY 1: Wednesday 29 April
The Politico-Military Dynamics of New Threats to the Alliance

(Note: Day 1 is open to NDC Course Members and the media)

  • 08:00 Arrival and registration
  • 09:00 Welcome
  • 09:15 Keynote Address
  • 10:45 Session I: The Eastern Flank — Russia and Hybrid Warfare
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Session 2: The Southern Flank — MENA, ISIL, and New Threats
  • 15:45 Session 3: NATO’s Response to the New Threats
  • 17:30 Conference Recesses
  • 19:00 Dinner and Keynote Address

DAY 2: Thursday 30 April
NATO and Hybrid Threats

(Note: Day 2 is reserved for NATO members and invited Partners only)

  • 08:30 Arrival
  • 09:00 Session 1: The Alliance and Managing the Hybrid Challenge
  • 11:00 Session 2: Deterrence and Reassurance
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Session 3: The Russia Challenge
  • 15:45 Session 4: The Middle East Challenge
  • 17:15 Conference Wrap-Up
  • 17:30 Conference Adjourns

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