The Centre for Geopolitics is hosting this roundtable discussion as part of the Warsaw Security Forum, taking place on 4-5 October. The Warsaw Security Forum is an invite-only event.

As tension increases in the Baltic, notably around Kaliningrad, this panel will ask whether European nation states, the EU and NATO are capable of understanding, thinking and deciding to act at the speed necessary to deter today’s threats and anticipate tomorrow’s, and will consider how this might be improved.


  • Catherine Ashton – Global Fellow Woodrow Wilson Center, former EU High Representative, Vice President of the European Commission (2009-2014), Member of the International Advisory Council, Warsaw Security Forum, United Kingdom
  • Gen. (R) Sir Mark Carleton-Smith – Chief of the General Staff (2018-2022), United Kingdom
  • Robert Pszczel – Senior Fellow, Casimir Pulaski Foundation, Director of NATO Information Office in Moscow (2010-2015), Poland
  • Suzanne Raine – Affiliate Lecturer, Centre for Geopolitics, University of Cambridge, Member of the Board of Trustees, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), United Kingdom ●
  • Anna Wieslander – Director for Northern Europe & Head of Office in Stockholm, Atlantic Council, Sweden
  • Moderator: Charles Clarke – Home Secretary (2004-2006), United Kingdom

The Forum’s full programme can be viewed here.