YPFP NATO Series 2023 – North Atlantic Council Simulation

On 24 November, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored North Atlantic Council (NAC) simulation at the NATO HQ in Brussels. The simulation was created by the Security and Defence Team of YPFP Brussels. Ms Lisa Picheny, from the NATO PASP Division, played the role of the Secretary General during the simulation, while Jonas Nitschke, Deputy Director…

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YPFP NATO Series 2023 – The Strategic Concept and NATO’s Next Decade

Main takeaways:   The 2022 Strategic Concept describes the security environment facing the Alliance, reaffirms its values, and spells out NATO’s key purpose of ensuring collective defence for its Allies.  In adherence to the Strategic Concept, NATO is adapting to meet the unique security demands of different regions. These regions include the Middle East and Northern…

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Model North Atlantic Council

On 3 December, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored North Atlantic Council (NAC) simulation over half a day. The simulation was created by the Security and Defence Team of YPFP Brussels with the support of Ruben Diaz-Plaja, Senior Policy Advisor, Policy Planning Unit, NATO HQ. Mr Diaz-Plaja also played the role of the Secretary General during…

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Security in the Asia-Pacific: What Role for NATO?

On 26 October, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored event on security in the Asia-Pacific. The event was moderated by Smiljana Cujic, Security and Defence Officer at YPFP Brussels, with the panel consisting of: James Bernardi, First Secretary of Defence, Australia Mission to NATO and the EU; Lt. Col. Aaron Thomas, Defence Policy Advisor, U.S. Mission…

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The Future of the Arctic

On 28 September, YPFP Brussels held a NATO-sponsored event on Arctic security, titled “The Future of the Arctic”. Ville Majamaa, Security and Defence Officer at YPFP Brussels, moderated the panel with three speakers: Heidi Kjærnet, Permanent Delegation of Norway to NATO; LtCol Richard Showalter, NATO International Military Staff; and Dr Niklas Nováky, Wilfried Martens Centre…

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NATO – the Road to Madrid: Changing Today to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow

Main takeaways:    – The NATO Summit in Madrid will address strengthening NATO’s deterrence and defence, support to Ukraine and other partners at risk, a new NATO Strategic Concept, investment and resourcing, and Finland and Sweden’s application for membership.– The Summit comes at a crucial time in Europe’s history, making it very relevant for everyone. Nevertheless,…

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Team Effort: Global Institutions and their Role in Ukraine

By Colin Wolfgang September 1945 signaled the end of the deadliest war in history and ushered in a Western world order. The collapse of the Soviet Union decades later resulted in numerous political scientists positing on “the end of history” and what the future might hold. However, once again, the world is witnessing an unprovoked…

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YPFP Brussels Presents: Georgiana Dragomir, Executive Director

Our latest initiative, YPFP Brussels Presents showcases the array of talent our organisation has working behind the scenes to make our organisation a success. Following up on our first interview, YPFP Brussels’ Communications and Marketing team is excited to showcase our next dedicated staff member: Georgiana Dragomir. As our Executive Directive, Georgiana leads the operations…

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