The Fourth Belgrade NATO Week
The Fourth Belgrade NATO Week is starting in less than one month and this year it's integral part include two-day international conference.
Key speakers at the #BelgradeNATOWeek conference are:
- Stefano Stefanini, Podesta group, International Affairs, Defense, Diplomatic Relations adviser
- Walter B. Slocombe, Atlantic Council USA, Board of directors
- Slobodan Joksimović, Brigadier General, Ministry of Defence Republic of Serbia, Head of the Strategic Planning Department
- Robert Pszczel, NATO Information Office in Moscow, Acting Director
- Kyle Scott, Ambassador, US Embassy in Belgrade
- Michael Davenport, Ambassador, EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia
- Arne Sannes Bjornstad, Ambassador,Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade
- Dominik P. Jankowski, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, OSCE and Eastern Security Unit of Security Policy Department, Head of the Unit
- Veronika Víchová, European Values Think-Tank, Czech Republic, analyst at Kremlin Watch Program
- Vesko Garčević, Boston University Pardee School, professor, former Montenegro Government national coordinator for NATO, former chief of mission of Montenegro in NATO
- Mark D. Simakovsky, Atlantic council USA, non resident senior fellow
- Nikola Samardžić,Professor, New Balkans Institute
- Marinika Tepic, Chief of the Serbian Parliament’s Committee for EU integration, Serbia
- Emir Suljagić, Civic Alliance, political party, B&H, Political Council, Director
- Jelena Krstić, the Humanitarian Law Center, Serbia, Outreach and Fundraising Director
- Nemanja Stjepanović, the Humanitarian Law Center
- Anita Mitić, director, Youth Initiative for Human Rights
The conference will be focus on:
- Nature of future NATO-EU cooperation; Can the announced plans on cooperation, coming from both sides, contribute to a more coordinated and intensified common policies in the region, which we think are of great importance for the continuation of the processes of stabilization and democratization of the region in the new geopolitical context.
- Other Warsaw NATO Summit key decisions that we think have not been properly analyzed in Serbia; Their implications for trans-Atlantic partnership and the region of West Balkans in particular.
- Trans-Atlantic Partners’ relations with Russia; destabilizing and anti-democratic Russian influence in the region and political West’s response to it; The role and current dynamics of the transitional justice mechanisms; Their contribution to much delayed security structures’ of the region reforms and cooperation; Can Russia influence them by denigrating the importance of international tribunals rulings as it has intensified doing, thus supporting impunity for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the nineties? How responsive may they be to this and what can be implication of it for the continuation of the processes of stabilization and democratization in the region?
- Two years since the first Individual Partnership Action Plan between Serbia and NATO was adopted - how similar are various parties’ assessments of the implementation of this Plan; What has not been achieved and why? Is Serbian government a “reliable partner” as NATO officials reiterate despite serious allegations against NATO policies and intentions in the Western Balkans coming from Serbian officials lately? Can we move on from common places like “let’s forget about the past and focus on future” and “NATO respects Serbian military neutrality” and discuss in more detail what the key features of current Serbia- NATO relation are, and in which direction it will most likely move in the near future, while adopting the lowest common denominator on why NATO bombed Serbia?