CEPA STRATCOM PROGRAM
26 January 2017

Strengthening Strategic Security in Central and Eastern Europe

CEPA convened an expert seminar in Warsaw to consider new concepts for strengthening strategic security in Central and Eastern Europe.
Facing new questions over Russia’s introduction of limited-war military strategies (backed by a credible threat of nuclear escalation); and worries about NATO’s ability to counter them, frontline allies are scrambling to develop response strategies. In the process, many are re-considering their national military postures. CEPA Senior Fellow-in-Residence Jakub Grygiel and Executive Vice President Peter B. Doran convened in Warsaw to consider the implications of this shift: how are changes to the CEE security environment prompting allies to consider bolstering their conventional capabilities; what advanced offensive weapons and capabilities might act as effective future deterrents?