Many countries are facing significant challenges to their established domestic political order, with major implications for their approach to security policy and to international security cooperation. Defence policy is also being questioned, given recent difficult experiences with military intervention in conflict zones. At the same time, popular disaffection with established security and defence norms, new and emerging threats, and new political, economic and technological developments present further challenges for defence and security policy. The discussion in this conference will focus on:
- Current and emerging challenges in international security;
- Significant political transitions and what they mean for defence;
- Cooperatively combating terrorism and violent extremism;
- The continued effectiveness of international organizations versus bilateral arrangements;
- Changing attitudes and their institutional implications; and
- Cooperation in international defence markets and procurement.
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