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Centre for Geopolitics

Providing historically-grounded approaches to enduring geopolitical problems.
 

The wider Baltic Sea Region, which now includes Belarus, has seen a steady increase in tensions since 2007 when Estonia was subject to a serious cyber attack by Russia. These escalated further after the Russian annexation of Crimea and Vladimir Putin’s support for separatist movements in eastern Ukraine greatly increased the sense of insecurity in the Baltic States. Over the past few years, the region has also become the hub of a tenacious dispute over the strategic implications of Nordstream. Recently, the region has seen the weaponisation of the refugee issue as the embattled dictator of Belarus tries to force the European Union to engage with him. Against this background, the Baltic Geopolitics Programme at the Centre for Geopolitics brings together a panel of experts:

  • Donatas Kupciunas (University of Cambrige)
  • Andrew Wilson (UCL)
  • Sally Walker (former Director Cyber at GCHQ).
  • Chair: former Home Secretary Rt Hon Charles Clarke

The discussion will be partly informed by a report from a simulation exercise held earlier in the day with the member of an MPhil class on 'Britain and the geopolitics of the Baltic'. 

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Date: 
Thursday, 9 December, 2021 - 17:30 to 19:00
Event location: 
Peterhouse Theatre, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1RD