Invitation to the Panel Discussion: Cooperative Security and the OSCE

20/06/2016 17:00

The Austrian Institute for International Affairs – oiip the US Mission to the OSCE the International Institute for Peace – IIP and the Scientific Commission of the Strategy and Security Board of the Austrian Army


cordially invite you to the Panel Discussion


Cooperative Security and the OSCE


With the end of the Cold War division in Europe the possibility of creating a genuine system of "cooperative security" on the European continent appeared to be feasible. Cooperative security seeks to replace competition among opposing blocs with a genuinely cooperative set of relations all states. Rather than relying on a classical balance of power or fixed alliances, cooperative security assumes that security is indivisible. It opened for the CSCE/OSCE the possibility to maintain cooperative peace and security within the large European region. The concept of cooperative security order failed to materialize, however. The OSCE-summit in Astana 2010 tried to revive the goal to build a true security community without dividing lines. The events in the Ukraine since 2014 appeared to draw new dividing lines and the OSCE failed to promote security and cooperation and subsequently proved incapable of producing a new European security order. The panel will ask whether and how the OSCE could revive the idea of cooperative security in Europe.



Terrence HOPMANN:        Professor of International Relations at the

                                        Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Kate Marie BYRNES:        Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the OSCE and

                                        Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S. Mission to the OSCE



Heinz GÄRTNER:              Director oiip, University of Vienna


When:        Monday, 20th of June, 2016
                 17:00 p.m.

Where:      Amerika Haus Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 2 1010 Wien


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