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CIAO DATE: 12/2009

Report of the Transatlantic Security Symposium 2009 "US-Europe-Russia Security Relations: Towards a New Compact?"

Sofia Chiarucci, Sara Raffaelli

June 2009

Istituto Affari Internazionali


Moved by the conviction that any serious reflection on the future of European security should take into consideration Russia’s contribution to it, the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) of Rome organized a Transatlantic Symposium on US-Europe- Russia security relations. Four main issues were brought under scrutiny: - The role of the EU, NATO, and Russia in the ‘European security space’; - The potential for cooperation in nuclear arms controls, missile defence and non-proliferation; - Energy security; and - The prospects for a new encompassing security compact. - The 2009 Transatlantic Security Symposium is the second of a series of annual meetings, focusing on the state of affairs of the transatlantic security relationship. The event was organised in cooperation with the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EU-ISS) of Paris, and was sponsored by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF-US), the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Rome office, the Compagnia di San Paolo of Turin, and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs It took place in Palazzo Rondinini, Rome, on June 22, 2009. This report provides a summary of the papers presented in the first three sessions of the conference and the discussion which took place during the meeting .