Workshop organized by COST Action ENTER EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities (Working Group 1 – New Realities)
This workshop aims to thorough discussions of the contemporary challenges in the field of non-proliferation and arms control diplomacy. The workshop will thus have sessions on the upcoming NPT review conference and its likely outcome as well as sessions on the state of contemporary arms control, focusing on what’s up and down after the fate of the ABM and INF treaties, the Iran deal in tatters, the North Korea no-deal and the MTCR seriously challenged. How do participants read the situation and how do they see likely developments?
The workshop will also have an EU perspective, not least in terms of analysing the EU’s performance in the field on international non-proliferation policy, a field in which the EU during the last few decades has engaged ever more and, at the same time, continuously experienced the constraints that characterize highly state-centric diplomatic practices.
Finally, the workshop will focus on characterizing the strategic environment in which non-proliferation diplomacy is situated. While such diplomacy emerged during the Cold War and developed further in long shadows of Cold War, perhaps we are now in a completely non-Cold War era, characterized by a difficult to read US, a more assertive Russia and an emerging superpower China.
Contributions may focus on analytical challenges such as:
- The series of NPT review conferences, with a view to the upcoming conference in April/May 2020
- Understandings of Non-Proliferation Policy in capitals of aspiring powers (Russia, China, India, Iran, Japan, South Korea, Turkey)
- EEAS understandings of the contemporary situation, including assessments of options for action
- Relationship between technological development and policy making in the field
- Policy-making within NATO
Planned Outcomes: We are particularly interested in submissions that show strong potential for publication.
Funding: The workshop is organized by the EU-COST Action ENTER. Participants will be reimbursed through the COST framework for their travel and accommodation expenditures within the scope of COST Rules.
How to apply: Please send the following to Knud Erik Jørgensen firstname.lastname@example.org by January 8, 2020: subject line [VIENNANPD], title of paper, abstract of about 150 words, your full name, position, institution, year you obtained/will obtain your PhD, email address, and website. We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna.
Workshop organizers: Heinz Gärtner (the International Institute for Peace IIP), Knud Erik Jørgensen (Aarhus University)