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July 12th

NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană discussed the outcomes of the NATO Summit and the NATO 2030 agenda, addressing the Alliance’s future challenges and opportunities, including Russia, the rise of China, new technologies, and partnerships, in an online webinar with the International Centre for Development and Democratic Transition on Monday.

 

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June 9th

In the second part of our webinar series, The Story Behind, we addressed the issue of the position of the United States as a superpower and the challenges that come with it.

The topic was explained by the following eminent experts:

  • Damon Wilson: EVP of the Atlantic Council

  • Tomáš Valášek: Member of the Slovak National Council

  • The host: Dr. Gyarmati István – Professor, Ambassador, President of ICDT Foundation

 

During the discussion, we covered the following exciting questions:

  • Biden dealing with Trump legacy

Biden has to deal with the poisonous legacy of the Trump presidency without throwing out the baby with the bathing water.

  • Major challenges I.: Democracy at home and worldwide

The US faces complicated challenges: it has to address the challenges posed to the democratic governance abroad, but has to deal with similar issues at home as well.

  • Major challenges II.: China, Russia and Europe

The world order is in chaos and there are powerful challengers. A retrograde declining power, Russia and a rising superpower, China. The US must deal with them as they form a growing alliance but remaining very different at the same time.

  • North Korea, Iran and others

Will Biden be able to rebuild a strong alliance with Europe and complement it with Australia, Japan, India and others?

America: Superpower again?

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Tomás Valásek

February 19, 2021

The ICDT, in cooperation with Bakamo, sponsored by NATO PDD implemented a project on resilience. Our aim was to investigate what people in V4 countries think on national security.

We used an unorthodox methodology: the observation of social media.

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September 15, 2020

The Rt. Hon. Lord George Robertson of Port Ellen, NATO's 10th Secretary General (1999-2003), KT. GCMG, FRSA,FRSE gave this interview to ICDT introducing his vision of NATO in the 21st Century.

His main message: the world remains a dangerous place these days. In order to ensure the security of the member states as well as their democratic order, NATO is as relevant as is has ever been – although with a different, broader and more difficult mission.