Security and Defence

Strategic Outlook 2022 with Monika Sie
30 Mar 2022 17:00 - 18:00
Source: Atlantische Commissie

On Wednesday, 30 March, 2022, the Netherlands Atlantic Association, German Atlantic Association and the Norwegian Atlantic Committee organised an online program. Monika Sie, Director of Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands) is one of the speakers. 

Strategic Outlook 2022: a multinational assessment

In 2022, Europe finds itself at a crossroads where great power rivalry is increasingly shaping the international system of tomorrow, with lasting changes to the geopolitical world order. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, China’s actions in the South China Sea and U.S challenged leadership is among some of the driving forces for this development. NATO is in the process of developing a new “Strategic Concept”, while the European Union, under French leadership, simultaneously is working on its “Strategic Compass”, set to lay the framework of the organizations continuous efforts for the maintenance of peace and security.

A dynamic world order has shifted the traditional agenda, and multilateral organizations and allies must revisit their strategic outlooks.

To address the trends of Global Strategy, we are pleased to welcome three experts on international politics Monika Sie, Director of Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands), Stefan Meister, Head of Program, International Order and Democracy at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) (Germany) and Ine Eriksen Søreide, Chair of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense (Norway)) to reflect upon the major strategic trends and themes to look out for this year. All three countries have relatively new governments and are close allies. Consequently, there is much common ground, but also differences to consider that will contribute to a fruitful discussion such as Germany’s U-turn in their foreign policy towards Russia, NATO member’s discussions on increasing their defense budgets and the future cooperation on the European continent. The panel will also reflect upon the effect of the French Presidential election, the American mid-term elections as well as the implications this has on European politics and the transatlantic alliance. These and other issues will be discussed by the eminent panel on March 30th.

The discussion will be moderated by Sophie Derkzen, journalist and editor of international affairs at VPRO Public Broadcasting Service.