The Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will convene a Liechtenstein Colloquium, “Emerging Security Challenges,” November 12-15, 2015 in Triesenberg, Liechtenstein. The colloquium is private, off-the-record, and by invitation only.
As today's Europe faces multiple interacting challenges, contemporary notions of “security” require increased attention. Yet informed and nuanced debate and evaluation of effective solutions are often stymied by lack of information and/or an absence of in-depth analysis of the multifaceted situations on the ground. This Liechtenstein Colloquium will address the current state of and strategy related to ongoing independent but mutually reinforcing crises, focusing on four challenges relevant to European security in its trans-Atlantic and Eurasian frameworks: 1) The causes and strategies of radical religious groups, including the role of “home-grown” (young) radicals in conflicts in the Levant and North Africa; 2) the unprecedented influx of migrants and refugees and implications for European policy and domestic security; 3) the economic and energy issues in the EU and its neighboring states and their security implications; and 4) the crisis in Ukraine and its region, and the EU/US relationship with Russia. These multi-dimensional issues suggest an urgent need for a re-definition of security and the means by which to achieve and sustain it. What means and policies can be used to stabilize current crises while developing strategies to ameliorate and anticipate new challenges?
The colloquium is funded in part by a project grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.