Hampton Roads International Security Quarterly

Quarterly publication examing cohesion and mutual interests of the United States and Europe.

Articles from No. 2, April 1

A Changing China in a Changing World
It gives me great pleasure to come to Munich at the beginning of the new year to attend the Munich Security Conference and exchange views with you on major issues concerning world peace and security. Looking back at the first decade of the 2lst century,...
Afghan Leadership, Afghan Ownership
Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai Presents The Main Points On Which His Administration Wants To Take Action To Improve The Situation In Afghanistan. He Focuses Mainly On The Issues Of National Reconciliation And The Reintegration Of Taliban Fighters,...
Atrophy of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe
The dramatic changes in the world over the past twenty years could not but influence the international agenda. We are now faced with the question of its transformation and change. The obvious improvement in the atmosphere in Euro-Atlantic politics, where...
Canada's Priorities for the New NATO Strategic Concept
I want to thank our host, Wolfgang Ischinger, for his invitation and his kind words of introduction. It is a pleasure and an honour for me to share this panel with two distinguished speakers, President Ivanov and my colleague and friend Minister Sikorski....
Connecting NATO to the Broader International System
Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Calls The Debate Over The Future Of NATO, Especially The Alliance's Long-overdue New Strategic Concept One Of The Most Important Structural Security Issues In The Western World. "To Achieve These Goals, All Major...
Energy Security and Global Security
Issues of energy security now become more and more important for global world security. And Azerbaijan as an ancient oil producing country plays its role in providing energy security in our region. I'd like to mention that Azerbaijan is a place where...
Engagement as a Means to an End
Like many of you, I have been coming to this conference for many years - in my case since 1980. Back then, I was a military aide working for then - Captain John McCain - one of our nation's heroes and distinguished leaders who joins us today. As a young...
How Can We Make "Global Zero" Possible?
The question posed by the title of this session - "Is Zero Possible?" - is not an easy one to answer. Perhaps we may put the question in a slightly different way - "How Can We Make Zero Possible?"In my view, we need to take actions on many fronts simultaneously...
Making Global Zero Possible
The question posed by the title of this session - "Is Zero Possible?" - is not an easy one to answer. Perhaps we may put the question in a slightly different way - "How Can We Make Zero Possible?"In my view, we need to take actions on many fronts simultaneously...
Resource Security and Shifting Global Power
The city of Cologne is not far from where I live. The inhabitants of Cologne are extremely proud of their famous Cathedral which is a permanent construction site.With this in mind, people would either say "The day the Cathedral is finished will be Judgement...
Russia's Energy Strategy
Overall global security today is closely linked with the availability of fossil hydrocarbons, especially oil and natural gas. Energy security challenges include the problem of uneven distribution of oil and gas fields across the planet, and the problem...
Russia's Perspective on Arms Control World
Speaking today at the 46th Munich Conference on Security Policy is for me a matter of emotional value at least for two reasons. First, this is the tenth time I have the honour to be invited to the Conference and address the audience. Second, although...
Strengthening Global Cooperation: A Retrospective View of the 46th Munich Security Conference
An In-depth Synopsis Of The Proceedings Of The 46th Munich Security Conference Held In February 2010. Strengthening Global Cooperation Was The Underlying Theme Of The 46th Munich Security Conference. Over 300 High-ranking Participants From The Political,...
Ten Key Tasks for European and Global Security
I want to thank our host, Wolfgang Ischinger, for his invitation and his kind words of introduction. It is a pleasure and an honour for me to share this panel with two distinguished speakers, President Ivanov and my colleague and friend Minister Sikorski....
The European Union's Role in Global Affairs
There are many conferences these days on European or global security. But the Munich Security Conference has a special place. I know many of you have been coming here for a great many years. For me, however, this is the first time. I would therefore...
The Republic of Macedonia's Regional and Foreign Policy
At the very outset, allow me to extend my congratulations to the organizers of this Conference, to Ambassador Ischinger and his predecessors, for establishing such an authoritative forum where we can debate one of the most vital topics and needs of human...
The Ukraine and the Euro-Atlantic Security Community
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Petro Poroshenko Discusses The Ukraine's Relations And Security Cooperation With Europe And NATO As Well As Regional Security Issues In The Transnistrian Region.First of all let me thank the organizers for giving me an opportunity...
Three Options for Nuclear Disarmament
First of all, thank you, Wolfgang, for your kind invitation and for giving me the chance to meet old friends and to make some remarks on disarmament, specifically nuclear disarmament. I remember very well: when I addressed this issue for the first time...
Three Pillars of German Foreign Policy
Germany's Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle Calls For Establishing A European Army With Full Parliamentary Control For The Purpose Of Conducting An Independent European Crisis Management Within The Sphere Of A Joint EU Security And Defense Policy, Claiming...