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International Conference – Importance of regional dialogue

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International conference 'Bilateral relations between Croatia and South-Eastern European countries', that was held in Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb, gathered many speakers from the Western Balkan countries, such as Prof. Dragan Vukčević from Montenegro, Prof. Marina Mitrevska from Macedonia, Dr. Milan Sitarski from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Dušan Janjić from Serbia and representatives of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Croatian Parliament. They presented bilateral relations with Croatia from the perspective of their countries. Dr. Klaus Fiesinger, Hanns Seidel Stiftung Regional Director for South-East Europe, and Prof. Radovan Vukadinovic, President of the Atlantic Council of Croatia, greeted the participants and speakers, promising that there will be further joint efforts in promoting good neighbourly relations and dialogue in the region, that was also the conclusion of the conference.

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Professor James Seroka at the Faculty of Political Science in Zagreb

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Professor at the University of Alabama, USA, James Seroka held a presentation at the Faculty of Political Sceince in Zagreb, during their classes: International Relations from the Cold War to Global Order', with the topic: US Foreign Policy: A Geopolitical Perspective and President Obama.

Professor Seroka explained how the globa role of the United States and also reflected on the president-elect Donald Trump, stressing that the international relations will be more unpredictable than ever so far.

See more at: http://www.fpzg.unizg.hr/?@=2e3m5#news_8980

Predavanja o krizi EU

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Pozivamo vas na predavanja koja će održati akademik Zvonko Posavec – KRIZA PROJEKTA EU i prof. dr. sc. Radovan Vukadinović – EU NAKON BREXITA, u utorak 22. studenoga s početkom u 11 sati, u velikoj dvorani palače Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti na Trgu N. Š. Zrinskog 11 u Zagrebu.

Pozdravne riječi uputit će predsjednik Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti akademik Zvonko Kusić.

International Scientific Conference 'Western Balkan in International Relations'

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International Scientific Conference 'Western Balkan in International Relations – Facing New Challenges after Warsaw Summit' , that was held on 9 November 2016 in European House in Zagreb, gathered many experts in international relations from the whole world: United States, Russia, Turkey, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria and from the region of the Western Balkan. The conference was organized by the Atlantic Council of Croatia and Center for International Relations, with the support of NATO PDD, and had the aim to show how new relations in the international politics bring a special dimension in the contemporary international community and world politics. Great powers are reshaping the world order and are positioning accordingly, which significantly reflects to the area of the Western Balkan. 

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A report on the Summer School published in 'Glas narodne diplomacije'

Experts' magazine 'Voice of People's Diplomacy' - 'Glas narodne diplomacije' published in its latest edition a report on the International Summer School, that we held this July on the island Šipan, with the support of NATO and International Institute for Peace from Vienna, under the high auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia.

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NATO’s Summit in Warsaw

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President of the Atlantic Council of Croatia Prof. Radovan Vukadinovic PhD participated in the NATO's Summit in Warsaw, during which decisions to strengthen the Alliance’s deterrence and defence were reached as well as plans to project stability in the wider neighbourhood.
Joint Declaration especially stressed partnership between NATO and the European Union to an ambitious new level. The Declaration sets out areas where NATO and the EU will step up cooperation – including maritime security and countering hybrid threats.
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated that NATO is committed to delivering on its plans, adding ''NATO remains a fundamental source of security for our people, and stability for the wider world''. One of the main points was to strengthen the Alliance’s military presence in the east, with four battalions in Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on a rotational basis, as well as to develop a tailored forward presence in the south-eastern part of the Alliance.
Leaders also decided that NATO AWACS surveillance planes will provide information to the Global Coalition to counter ISIL, and agreed to an expanded maritime presence in the Mediterranean Sea. Concerning the NATO’s Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, leaders agreed to continue it beyond 2016, while confirming funding commitments for the Afghan forces until 2020. NATO leaders agreed to step up support for Ukraine and expressed support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, stressing their non-recognition of Russia’s illegal and illegitimate annexation of Crimea. The Secretary General stressed that “an independent, sovereign and stable Ukraine, firmly committed to democracy and the rule of law, is key to Euro-Atlantic security,” and that “NATO is committed to helping Ukraine achieve that goal.”
For the first time, as future NATO member, Montenegro participated in the Summit of the Alliance. Prime Minister Đukanović supported the ally’s efforts towards further strengthening defence capabilities of the Alliance.

 

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15th International Summer School on the island Šipan

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Our 15th International Summer School with two topics: NATO, EU and Crisis Management - Importance of cooperation for effective crisis management; and: Western Balkan countries and New Security Challenges - Integration or Isolation, that was held on the island Šipan in the period between 30 June - 5 July, gathered many participants from the region and wider, and lots of professors and experts in international relations and international security. The School was held under the high auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia H.E. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, and supported by NATO Public Diplomacy Division (NATO PDD) and International Institute for Peace from Vienna. President of the Atlantic Council of Croatia Prof. Radovan Vukadinović PhD stated that the traditional Summer School has been throughout these past 15 years very efficient in showing young professionals and leaders new thoughts in international relations.

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International conference on Euro-Atlantism

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The International Conference organized by Hanns Seidel Stiftung Office in Zagreb, in cooperation with the Atlantic Council of Croatia, with the topic: The New Role of Euro-Atlantism, is currently going on in Šipan, one of Elafiti islands.

This conference is also an announcement of the traditional International Summer School, 15th thiy year, that will start on 30th June on the island Šipan, and will gather many experts in international relations.

Yearbook Šipan 2015

Yearbook Šipan 2015, as 15th edition of the 15th International Summer School, that is traditionally being held on the island Šipan, organized by the Atlantic Council of Croatia and with the support of NATO Public Diplomacy Division, can be found on the following link in electronic pdf version:

Yearbook Šipan 2015

International conference in Banja Luka on new security challenges

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Global processes and security in Southeast Europe' was the title of the international conference organized by Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Center for International Relations in Banja Luka. The Conference was opened by the President of the Croatian Centre for International Studies Prof. Radovan Vukadinović PhD and President of the Centre for International Relations Miloš Šolaja PhD in Banja Luka.

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International Summer School under high auspices of the Croatian President

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The Presidency of the Atlantic Council of Croatia was received in an official visit to the Office of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar Kitarović. The topic of discussion was related to activities that the Atlantic Council of Croatia is working on, mostly the traditional International Summer School that is being held in Šipan. The President acknowledged the importance of this event and this year's International Summer School, that is usually supported by NATO PDD, will be held under high auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia. The International Summer School is organized by the Atlantic Council of Croatia and supported by NATO PDD, and it gathers experts from all around the world as speakers and participants mostly from Western Balkan countries, in order to pass the knowledge on NATO values to young generations.

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Return of a stronger American foreign policy to Europe

2-2016-Stoltenberg The White House announced the increase in spending to secure NATO allies in Europe, and therefore Washington is to strengthen US military presence in Europe.

"As we approach the 2016 NATO Summit in Warsaw, it is clear that the United States and our allies must do more to advance our common defense in support of a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace," Obama said.

NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg welcomes US announcement to strengthen military presence in Europe.

More about NATO and activities in Eastern Europe, read here:
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/opinions_127597.htm and here:
http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_127599.htm

On global security challenges

stoltenberg-trudeau Importance of global security challenges was confirmed at the World Economic Forum that was held in January in Davos. NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg addressed these challenges in a plenary session on the global security outlook, stressing the importance of NATO's agility, adaptability and strength, at a time when the lines between war and peace are blurred by hybrid warfare, terrorism and cyber attacks.

More on this topic, read on NATO website: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_127349.htm

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