SCRAP Publication Launch “Reintroducing Disarmament & Cooperative Security in the Toolbox of 21st Century Leaders”

30-Jan-2017 @ 12:30 – 14:00
VCDNP Conference Room Donau-City-Strasse 6 Andromeda Tower, Floor 13/1 Vienna 1220 Austria
The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP), the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) co-organize a seminar and publication launch entitled “Reintroducing Disarmament and Cooperative Security in the Toolbox of 21st Century Leaders.” The event will be held on Monday, 30 January 2017, at 12:30 in the VCDNP Conference Room. Refreshments will be served at 12:15.

Over the last few years, it has become commonly accepted that the international security system has come under serious strain with: rising regional and international tensions; significant military buildups; erosion of cooperative security agreements; and loss of a much needed “disarmament track” in diplomatic relations between important actors. The need to re-establish linkages between security/stability and disarmament/arms control has never been so apparent. With this in mind, SOAS and SIPRI have developed a joint publication on disarmament and cooperative security aimed at renewing emphasis on cooperation to reverse potentially dangerous competitive security dynamics. The publication seeks to highlight how dialogue and disarmament diplomacy can contribute to responding to and accommodating national security interests, while opposing conventional thinking that equates national security with modernization and buildup of military capabilities.


  • Ms. Laura Rockwood, Executive Director, VCDNP – Opening Remarks
  • Dr. Dan Plesch – Chair
  • Ms. Angela Kane, former UN Under-Secretary-General
  • Ambassadsor Franz Joseph Kuglitsch, BMEIA
  • Ambassador Marcel Pesko, OSCE
  • Dr. Tariq Rauf, SIPRI

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