Missile Defense: State of Play and Future Evolution

Author data: 
Ari Kattan
Publication Date: 
March 2015
Description: 
NATO Defense College Conference Report
Project: 
Collaborative Education and Cooperative Security
U.S.-Russian Security Relations
Document Type: 
Conference Reports, Presentations and Other Documents

On 8 and 9 December 2014, the University of Maryland, College Park, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and the Research Division of the NATO Defense College hosted an expert workshop entitled "Missile Defense: State of Play and Future Evolution" in Geneva, Switzerland. The workshop attracted experts from the United States, Europe, and Russia from a wide variety of backgrounds, including current and former government officials, former military officials, and senior experts form academia and the NGO community. The conference sought to enable a reasoned and informed debate about an issue that often contains more theater than substance and is often driven by ideology rather than facts and logic. This report summarizes the discussion and analyzes the main takeaways and lessons learned from the workshop.