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Addressing Security Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean

May 11, 2021 • 9:00 – 9:45 am EDT

A Conversation with Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

Please join CSIS for a conversation with Greek Defense Minister Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos. As a vital partner for the United States in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece is witnessing significant shifts in its regional security environment. Minister Panagiotopoulos will discuss the reasons behind growing instability in the region and Greece’s initiatives to advance security and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, working closely with regional partners. As NATO prepares to update its Strategic Concept starting this summer, Minister Panagiotopoulos will also reflect on Greece’s priorities for the updated concept; discuss how NATO can enhance its political cohesion and address new challenges; and outline ideas for expanding and deepening the U.S.-Greece strategic defence partnership. The conversation will be moderated by Heather A. Conley, CSIS Senior Vice President for Europe, Russia, and the Arctic, and Rachel Ellehuus, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow with the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia program.

This event was made possible through general support to CSIS.

Heather A. Conley

Rachel Ellehuus

Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

Minister of National Defense, Greece