On February 22, 2016, The Institute of World Policy helped to organize the GMF conference titled “NATO’s Neighborhood: Stability Generation” in Tbilisi, Georgia.The senior-level workshop was held by the GMF Warsaw office also with support from the government of Canada, and Foreign Policy Association, Moldova.
There were three panels. The discussion of the first panel “Building Resilience: Lessons Learned and Next Steps for NATO”. Panelists from various countries provided perspectives on each of their respective government’s role in NATO, current NATO strategies and future recommendations that should be undertaken by the Alliance.
Kateryna Zarembo, Deputy Director of the IWP, delivered her remarks “Ukraine and Information Warfare: Lessons for NATO” at the second panel titled “Combating Hybrid Warfare: Cases of Russian Desinformation and Propaganda”. The participants discussed the challenges posed by hybrid warfare, and possible ways to counter disinformation in Russian-speaking diasporas, where it plays as a soft power tool.
Photos: the GMF
The third and final panel “The Black Sea Regional Dynamics” was focused on the Black Sea region and the most important policy and security issues its countries currently face.