The Seventh Zermatt Roundtable on Current Security Issues in North East Asia was held from September 17th to 19th, in Glion/Montreux, Switzerland. Some 40 participants – experts from think tanks and academia, as well as government representatives – from China, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the European Union (EU), Japan, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Russian Federation, the United States of America (USA) and Switzerland gathered for this annual event.
A discussion between the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Chinese Institute for International Strategic Studies (CIISS)
On Sunday, August the 26nd, I contributed to the opening of CENTROC, a course for LEGAD organised by the Swiss Armerd Forces. I presented once again Switzerland using a circuit training methodology.
Lieutenant General Jan Broeks, Director General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), concluded a short stay in Switzerland with a visit to the Maison de la Paix. GCSP, GICHD and DCAF presented their contributions to NATO, which happen mainly through the Partnership for Peace (PfP) programme.
A group of Russian students visited the GCSP on Tuesday, July 26th. Colonel (GS) Christian BÃ¼hlmann, Head of the Regional Perspectives Programme, presented them the GCSP and the history of International Geneva. The students were interested and enthusiastic. They asked very pertinent questions.