Video On Demand

What Works: Countering Gray Zone Tactics

May 15, 2018 • 9:15 am – 12:00 pm EDT

A conference hosted by the International Security Program and the Europe Program

As state and non-state adversaries continue to utilize unconventional tools to influence and coerce Western democracies, the United States and its partners must develop effective, integrated approaches to identify and counter these gray zone activities. This half-day conference will examine historical examples of both successful and unsuccessful attempts by the West to counter malicious activity in the gray zone and, by looking at today's current challenges from Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea, discuss how the West can adapt going forward.

This event is made possible by support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Event Partners

Kathleen H. Hicks

Kathleen H. Hicks

Former Senior Advisor

Heather A. Conley

Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress; Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs
Lane-Swig Fellow and Managing Director, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Senior Fellow and Director, Future of Geopolitics and Asian Programs, The German Marshall Fund of the United States; and Former Foreign and National Security Affairs Advisor, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Daniel Kimmage

Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator, Global Engagement Center, U.S. Department of State

Hanna Smith

Director of Strategic Planning and Responses, The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats
Deputy Head of Mission to the United States, British Embassy, Washington