Format: moderated panel discussion under the Chatham House Rule

Participants: (by invitation only) – diplomats, academics, policy experts

Language: English

Organisers: Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations and Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue


The security architecture that emerged in Europe after the end of the Cold War has long been divided and experienced fundamental challenges. A massive interstate war is raging in Eastern Europe and is being fuelled by growing geopolitical tensions. The belligerents and other involved actors find it increasingly hard to even envisage a sustainable endgame to the war, which could ensure their long-term interests. Under such conditions, it is unfortunately no longer difficult to imagine pathways for how this war could quickly spread across the continent and escalate to the brink of a nuclear disaster with tragic consequences for the entire world.

Yet, no country seems to wish for such a calamitous outcome. Therefore, even as large-scale hostilities continue, it is long overdue that we start discussing the most difficult questions about European security.


Thomas Greminger, Executive Director, Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP); Secretary General, OSCE (2017-2020)

David Gorman, Regional Director – Eurasia, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD)

Martin Sajdik, Senior Advisor, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD)



Yauheni Preiherman, Founder and Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations