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The conflict horizon: Today and beyond

Syrian refugees arrive by boat in Greece
Syrian refugees arrive by boat on Lesvos Island in Greece, October 2015. Photo: Shutterstock / Nicolas Economou

SIPRI, Signalistgatan 9, Solna

After two decades of growing peace following the end of the cold war in 1991, recent years have seen an increase in armed conflict. Crisis and war in the Middle East, a surge of refugees, growing signs of the destabilizing impact of climate change, escalating rivalries between the great powers—all this generates risks that challenge the achievements of peacebuilding, and the prospect of future success.

The British Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) offers ‘a clearer long-term, truly joint, vision of the way in which we expect our forces to operate’. In the midst of the upheaval that events in 2016 have brought, looking ahead, what are the big issues that generate sources of insecurity? Is there a new cold war? What are the particular regions of insecurity?

Programme: 13.30 coffee will be served

Featured guest: Major General Mitch Mitchell, Director of the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC), the British Ministry of Defence’s independent think tank.

Moderator: Dan Smith, SIPRI Director

Registration information

Please confirm your participation by 6 December to Ms Cynthia Loo, SIPRI Senior Management Assistant, Tel: 08-655 97 51, email: