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First Day of Munich Security Conference: Will the Trump Presidency Serve as a Catalyst to Strengthen NATO and the EU?
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17 February 2017 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

First Day of Munich Security Conference: Will the Trump Presidency Serve as a Catalyst to Strengthen NATO and the EU?

This year's Munich Security Conference opened amid major uncertainty about American foreign policy and about the future of the transatlantic partnership. As Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, said in his opening remarks, "Europeans are impatient to find out about the future of the transatlantic alliance." He also expressed hope that on Sunday morning, when the conference ends, "some of the worries can be eliminated."

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Back to Diplomacy - But How and When?
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17 February 2016 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

Back to Diplomacy - But How and When?

On 14 February, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger presented the final report of the 'Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project' on the margins of the 2016 Munich Security Conference to a selected group of conference participants and media representatives. The Panel, which was established in 2014 by the OSCE Troika, suggests in its final report "the return to a robust diplomatic process designed to replace mutual recrimination with rebuilding trust" and makes some concrete recommendations. 

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Back to Diplomacy: Q and A with the German OSCE Chairmanship and the Panel of Eminent Persons
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17 February 2016 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

Back to Diplomacy: Q and A with the German OSCE Chairmanship and the Panel of Eminent Persons

Side event on the margins of the Munich Security Conference, 14 February 2016. Reconsolidating European Security: A debate on the German OSCE Chairmanship and the findings of the Panel of Eminent Persons. Q and A session.

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The Total Collapse of European Security?
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16 February 2016 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

The Total Collapse of European Security?

The Website Editor of the 'Security and Human Rights Journal' was on the ground at the 2016 Munich Security Conference, offering readers of the blog and followers on Twitter insights into the debates and events taking place in Munich. In this article, Stephanie Liechtenstein argues that the debate at the Munich Security Conference revealed a stark deterioration in relations between Russia and the West. Indeed, the impression emerged that European security was about to collapse. In order to counter this, it is argued that a diplomatic process between the West and Russia has to be initiated within the OSCE, the only organization which includes Russia as an equal partner.

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Germany takes over OSCE Chairmanship in “stormy times”, says Frank-Walter Steinmeier
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20 January 2016 - Stephanie Liechtenstein - 0

Germany takes over OSCE Chairmanship in “stormy times”, says Frank-Walter Steinmeier

On 14 January, German Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, presented the priorities of the German OSCE Chairmanship to OSCE delegations in Vienna. The address by the new OSCE Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) to the OSCE Permanent Council at the beginning of the year is an annual event. This year, the Permanent Council meeting room was packed with journalists, diplomats and high-ranking officials who eagerly awaited OSCE CiO Steinmeier's inaugural speech. Among them was Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlov Klimkin, who - through his attendance - underscored the important role of the OSCE in the management of the Ukraine crisis. Indeed, one could sense that a "political heavyweight" was taking over the Chairmanship, as Germany is "by far the most powerful OSCE participating State that has ever held the presidency of the organization". In this article, it will be argued that Germany should use its OSCE Chairmanship to offset the weaknesses of the EU and NATO in dealing with the Ukraine crisis. In its capacity as OSCE Chair, Germany presides over an organization with a broad membership and in which Russia is an equal partner. Germany can thus deal with Moscow in a more balanced way, not overshadowed by EU sanctions or military rhetoric. This may open new possibilities to ease tensions.

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Reviving Co-operative Security in Europe through the OSCE
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8 October 2015 - Dr. Teija Tiilikainen* - 0

Reviving Co-operative Security in Europe through the OSCE

The OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions has completed its report entitled 'Reviving Co-operative Security in Europe through the OSCE'. The report was presented at the Belgrade Security Forum on 1 October 2015. The OSCE Network for Think Tanks and Academic Institutions was tasked to prepare a report on cooperative security in Europe in support of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as A Common Project (led by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger). Seventeen of the Network's institutes participated in the project that was coordinated by Dr. Teija Tiilikainen, director of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, and also a member of the Panel of Eminent Persons. A summary of the findings of the report follows.

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