July 23, 2015 | Events, Select Work | TPF Staff

October 2015 European-American Security Workshop


Co-Hosted by the Lithuanian Defense Ministry and The Potomac Foundation

at the Campus of the Lithuanian Military Academy

7-9 October 2015


Russia’s New Generation Warfare: Implications for the Baltic States and Poland

>> Lithuanian MOD Press Release

THURSDAY (8 October)


Marijus Velička, Lithuanian Viceminister of National Defence

Phillip Karber, President of The Potomac Foundation


Strategic Context

 “Russo-Ukrainian War: Lessons Learned for the Baltic States”, Phillip Karber, The Potomac Foundation


Working Session 1: Political Subversion

Chairman: Tomasz Szatkowski, National Centre   For Strategic Studies (Poland)

“Information Warfare”

Colonel Saulius Guzevičius, Director of Strategic Communication Department of Lithuanian
Armed Forces

“Ambiguous Threats and External Influences in the Baltic States and Poland”,  Sam Lauber, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins

“Non-Military Asymmetric Warfare”, Jānis Bērzinš, Latvian National Defense Academy

“Civil Affairs in a New Era of Warfare”, MAJ Collin Chappell & CPT Scott McCartney, US Army 92nd Civil Affairs Battalion


Working Session 2: Proxy Violence & the Role of Special Forces

Chairman: COL (ret.) Stu Braden, CEO of Global Special Forces Foundation

“The Role of Special Forces in Combating Insurgency”


Working Session 3: Threat of Russian Intervention

Chairman: Maj. Gen. Vitalijus Vaikšnoras, Baltic Defense College Commandant

“Times of Rethinking, Redefining, and Redeployment: Lessons Learned for the Future”, Benediktas Juodka, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Lithuanian Parliament

“Russian Military Options in the Baltic – in Light of Their Experience in Ukraine”

“Russian Military Options in the Baltic Region”, Wojciech Zalewski, National Center for Strategic Studies (Poland) and Nicholas Myers, The Potomac Foundation

“Electronic Warfare & UAV Reconnaissance”, Reuben F. Johnson, Defense & Aerospace

“Russian Naval Options in the Baltic Sea”, Captain (Navy, ret.) James E. Fanell, former Chief of Naval Intelligence for the Pacific Fleet


Working Session 4: Russian Nuclear Posturing

Chairman: Mathew Kroenig, Georgetown University

“Will a NATO ‘Cool War’ with Russia ‘Blow Hot’?” , Peter Wilson, RAND Corporation

“Russia’s Relations with the West: Implications for Russian Military Thinking” , Flemming Splidsboel Hansen, Danish Institute for International Studies

“Russian Doctrinal Reliance on Tactical Nuclear Forces”, Mike Frankel, Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins


FRIDAY (9 October)

Working Session 5: Negotiating Under Duress

Chairman: Janis Garisons, Secretary of State for Policy in the Latvian Defense Ministry

“Lessons from Russian ‘Ceasefires’ in Ukraine”, Phillip A. Petersen, The Potomac Foundation

“Building Consensus to Confront Hybrid Threats”, Diego Ruiz-Palmer, NATO Headquarters


Plenary Session

Chairmen: Marijus Velička and Phillip Karber

Concluding KEYNOTE

“What Have We Heard & Where Are We Going?” BG Phillip S. Jolly, USAEUR

Address by the Official Rapporteur: 1LT Margaret Mullins, USAREUR ACE

Discussion of Workshop Topics for Next-EUR-AM Workshop (Florence 27-30 May 2016)