Chatham House Conference: State Secretary Øystein Bø talks about Norwegian perspective on bilateral agreements in security
Mar 7, Oslo: State Secretary Øystein Bø in The Norwegian Ministry of Defence at the Chatham House Conference in London spoke about the Norwegian perspective on the continuing significance of international organisations versus bilateral agreements in security.
According to the organisers, many countries are facing significant challenges to their established domestic political order, with major implications for their approach to security policy and to international security cooperation. Defence policy is also being questioned, given recent difficult experiences with military intervention in conflict zones. At the same time, popular disaffection with established security and defence norms, new and emerging threats, and new political, economic and technological developments present further challenges for defence and security policy.
This conference brought together policy-makers, industry leaders and academic experts to examine these questions, with discussions focused on:
Current and emerging challenges in international security
Significant political transitions and what they mean for defence
Cooperatively combating terrorism and violent extremism
The continued effectiveness of international organisations versus bilateral arrangements
Changing attitudes and their institutional implications
Cooperation in international defence markets and procurement
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