LSE IDEAS, the New Strategy Center Bucharest (NSC) and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) host a one-day conference to provide a comprehensive update on the challenges to NATO in the Arctic and Black Sea.
The challenge from Russian political and military ambitions is evolving rapidly on NATO’s northern and eastern flanks. In the Arctic, climate change and the expansion of navigable waters is bringing growing military interest into the region. On the Black Sea, Russia continues its militarisation of what it regards as its inland sea with reorganisation and build-up of naval, air and land forces.
The three panels are:
Security Challenges to NATO in the Context of the Pandemic
The High North, Between Shipping Routes and Militarization: Security Challenges to the Arctic
The Militarization of the Black Sea Region and the Consequences to the South-East Europe
This conference was held on Thursday 10 December 2020.
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LSE IDEAS is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it.
New Strategy Center Bucharest (NSC) is a Romanian think tank specialising in foreign, defence and security policy, a non-partisan, non-governmental organisation.
The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) is a leading centre for research on international issues in areas of particular relevance to Norwegian foreign policy. NUPI has three main pillars of research and expertise: war and peace, economy and development, and diplomacy and global governance.