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How Secure is Eastern Europe?

Chatham House, London


HE Mr Aleksandar Andrija Pejovic, Minister of European Affairs, Montenegro

Sir Adam Thomson KCMG, Director of the European Leadership Network;  UK Permanent Representative to NATO (2014-16)

Dr Igor Sutyagin, Senior Research Fellow, Russian Studies, RUSI

Kadri Liik, Senior Policy Fellow, ECFR

Chair: Dr Beyza Unal, Research Fellow, International Security Department, Chatham House



In a bid to bolster the defence of its eastern flank, NATO has stationed thousands of troops, armour and aircraft in Poland and the Baltic states. The move is part of the biggest build-up of NATO forces in the region since the Cold War.

This panel will assess these military manoeuvres, the influence of Russia in Europe and the effectiveness of the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy. What is the scope for a discussion with Russia and how is the role of NATO changing across Europe?