RACVIAC representatives attended the 8th ZAGREB SECURITY FORUM 2023

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RACVIAC representatives RADM Predrag Stipanović, LTC Arta Driza and LTC Nikola Suhić attended the Zagreb Security Forum 2023 “Transatlantic Cooperation and New Security Architecture” organized on 20 and 21 October 2023 at the University of Defence  and Security “Dr. Franjo Tuđman” in Zagreb, Croatia.

The event was organized by the Hybrid Warfare Research Institute in partnership with the University of Defense and Security “Franjo Tuđman” (Croatia), Bar-Ilan University (Israel), Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Office for Croatia and Slovenia), Research Institute for European and American Studies (Greece) and the International Intelligence History Association (Germany), and supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.

It gathered over 140 recognized domestic and foreign experts in the field of national and international security from 28 EU and NATO members.

The emphasis of this year’s Forum was on transatlantic cooperation and new security challenges, the need for strategic thinking and dealing with modern and future challenges, in order to effectively counter the hybrid threats of the 21st century. In this context, it is necessary to analyze the effectiveness of the existing security architecture and its reaction to the challenges and risks we have been facing in the last decade and to raise awareness about the early recognition of the spread of misinformation that can cause violent actions against the value system, the possibility of understanding and coping with existing and future climate changes, which lead to serious negative influences in numerous societies and countries.

High-ranking officials and employees from NATO, Israel’s Bar-Ilan University and other international institutions gave presentations with special emphasis on complex forms of hybrid threats to societies in NATO allies and EU member states, climate change, deep analysis of Russian aggression on Ukraine, Strategic Communication and Crisis Management, the role of Technology and R&D in early detection and prevention of Hybrid Threats in 21st century conflicts and wars, and the concept of and role of Strategic Culture in a hybrid threat context.

The Zagreb Security Forum is complementary in many aspects to various RACVIAC activities and represents a good opportunity for broadening the RACVIAC experts’ network as well as to garner ideas for its activities.

Photos: MORH