Presentation of RISK Study at Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Berne, 12 June 2019

On 12 June, Dr Wolfgang Zellner (IFSH), Dr Marc Finaud (GCSP) and Dr Hajo Schmidt (HSFK) presented the so-called RISK Study* at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in Berne. The event was facilitated by Dr Lisa Watanabe and Benno Zogg at the Center for Security Studies at the ETH Zurich. The presentations met with great interest. Discussions quickly focused on how to broaden the support for conventional arms control in Europe, in the Baltics and Poland in particular, and which ideas could be brought to the OSCE in the short-term. It was particularly encouraging that young female diplomats made up three quarters of the EDA auditorium.

*Wolfgang Zellner (Co-ordinator) et. al., Reducing the Risk of Conventional Deterrence in Europe. Arms Control in the NATO-Russia Contact Zones, Vienna, December 2018.