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A Future Arms Control Agenda

(NS 118)
October 1-2, 1999
Bofors Hotel, Karlskoga, Sweden
Organizers: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The international program committee consisted of Ian Anthony, SIPRI; Hans Blix, Director General emeritus, International Atomic Energy Agency; Bo Huldt, National Defense College, Sweden; Catherine Kelleher, Aspen Institute Berlin; Sverre Lodgaard, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs; Adam Daniel Rotfeld, SIPRI; Lothar Rühl, University of Cologne; and Daniel Tarschys, Stockholm University. The organizing committee consisted of Ian Anthony, Adam Daniel Rotfeld and Daniel Tarschys.

The symposium gathered about 50 prominent researchers, experts and activists as well as former political decision-makers, altogether representing 22 countries and various national and multilateral security organizations. The symposium's goal was to promote intellectual and political debate on a future arms control agenda, in light of the international security changes that have occurred since the end of the Cold War. The main point of departure was that arms control should not be viewed as an artificial process, in which the negotiating of treaties and agreements has a value per se. Instead, a new arms control agenda should be viewed as an instrument for establishing a new cooperative security order.

The symposium consisted of four sessions: Security Environment and Arms Control; Global, Regional and Subregional Dimensions of Arms Control and Disarmament; A Comprehensive Approach to Arms Control and Disarmament; and Transparency, Verification and Safeguards. At the end of the symposium, a number of audience members participated in an open panel discussion on Demilitarization of International Relations and the Future of Arms Control and Disarmament.

The symposium documents were published by Oxford University Press in 2000. A separate report, based on the account of the symposium rapporteur and entitled The Stockholm Agenda for Arms Control, was published by SIPRI in November 1999.


September 30, Thursday  
16.00 Olof Palme Memorial Lecture delivered by Mr Jayantha Dhanapala, UN Under-Secretary-General, at the Swedish Parliament
18.30 Dinner at the Foreign Ministry hosted by Ms Lena Hjelm-Wallén, Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden.
October 1, Friday  
09.00 - 09.15 Introduction by the Chairman of the First Session on Security Environment and Arms Control
09.15 - 10.15 Part One: New International Security Environment: Main Elements
10.30 - 11.30 Part Two: Objectives and Limits of Arms Control in the New Security Environment
11.30 - 12.30 Discussion
14.30 - 14.45

Introduction by the Chairman of the Second Session on Global, Regional and Subregional Dimensions of Arms Control and Disarmament

14.45 - 16.00 Part One: The Role of Major Powers in the Arms Control and Disarmament Process
16.15 -17.30 Part Two: Arms Control in Transition: In Search of a New Organizing Principle
17.30 - 18.30 Discussion
October 2, Saturday  
09.00 - 09.15 Introduction by Chairman of the Third Session on A Comprehensive Approach to Arms Control and Disarmament
09.15 - 10.15 Part One: Compliance and Non-Compliance of Treaties: Inducements and Coercion in the Arms Control Process
10.30 - 11.30 Part Two: Arms Control and Peace Settlements and Challenges of Substate Activities
11.30 - 12.30 Discussion
14.15 - 14.30 Introduction by Chairman of the Fourth Session on Transparency, Verification and Safeguards
14.30 - 15.30 Transparency, Verification and Safeguards: the Cluster of Issues
15.30 - 16.15 Discussion
17.00 - 18.00 Panel Discussion: Demilitarization of International Relations and the Future of Arms Control and Disarmament
18.00 pm - 18.30 The draft of the Report presented by Rapporteur; Concluding words by Director of SIPRI
Alani, Ms Birgittta
Deputy Director, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden
Butfoy, Dr Andrew
Senior Lecturer in International Relations, School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
Anthony, Dr Ian
Project Leader, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden
Calogero, Prof. Francesco Pugwash Conferences, Rome, Italy
Apunen, Prof. Osmo Department of Political Science and International Relations, Univ. of Tampere, Tampere, Finland Chufrin, Prof. Gennady Project Leader, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden
Arnett, Dr Eric Arms Control, Bureau Department of State Washington, DC, USA Delpech, Dr Thérèse
Director Strategic Affairs CEA Paris, France
Bailes, Dr Alyson J.K. Political Director, Western European Union, Brussels, Belgium
Dhanapala, Mr Jayantha Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament, United Nations, New York, USA
Ball, Ms Nicole
Fellow, Overseas Development Council, Washington, D.C., USA
Dwan, Dr Renata
Project Leader, SIPRI,
Stockholm, Sweden
Baranovsky, Dr Vladimir
Deputy Director, IMEMO,
Moscow, Russia
Ekéus, Amb. Rolf
Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden, Washington, D.C., USA
Bjurner, Amb. Anders
Deputy State Secretary
Ministry for Foreign Affairs,
Stockholm, Sweden
Feldman, Dr Shai
Head of Center, Jaffe Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Blix, Dr Hans
Director General Emeritus,
IAEA, Stockholm, Sweden

Ferm, Ms Ragnhild
Project Leader, SIPRI,
Stockholm, Sweden

Forsberg, Dr Randall
Executive Director, Institute for Defense & Disarmament
Studies, Cambridge, USA
Kapungu, Dr Leonard T.
Chief, Lessons Learned Unit
UN DPKO, New York, USA

Gasteyger, Prof. Curt
Director, Programme for Strategic and Int’l Security Studies, Graduate Institute of Int’l Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Karkoszka, Dr Andrzej
Marshall, Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
Gill, Dr Bates
Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies, The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, USA
Kelleher, Dr Catherine M.
Director, Aspen Institute
Berlin, Germany
Goodby, Prof. James E.
Distinguished Service Professor, Washington, DC, USA
Kile, Mr Shannon
Researcher, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden
Gyarmati, Dr István
Ambassador, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Hungary,
Budapest, Hungary
Krause, Prof. Keith
Graduate, Institute of International Studies,
Geneva, Switzerland
Hagelin, Dr Björn
Project Leader, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden
Lachowski, Dr Zdzilslaw
Project Leader, SIPRI,
Stockholm, Sweden
Hagmeyer-Gaverus, Mr Gerd
Project Leader, SIPRI,
Stockholm, Sweden
Lenzi, Mr Guido
Director, WEU Institute for Security Studies, Paris, France
Huldt, Prof. Bo
Director, Institute for National Defence and Security Studies, National Defence College
Stockholm, Sweden
Lewis, Dr Patricia
Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, Geneva, Switzerland
Ivry, Mr David
Chairman, National Security Council, Jerusalem, Israel
Li, Amb. Changhe Ambassador for Disarmament Affairs Of China, Geneva, Switzerland
Jean, General Carlo Chairman, Joint Consultative Commission OSCE Vienna, Austria Lodgaard, Dr Sverre Director, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo, Norway
Mossberg, Amb Mathias Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm, Sweden
Singh, Mr Ravinder Pal Project Leader, SIPRI
Nazarkin, Amb. Yuri K. Senior Faculty Member, Geneva Center for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland Sköns, Ms Elisabeth
Project Leader, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden
Owada, Amb. Hisashi President, Japan Inst. of International Affairs, Tokyo, Japan
Sohlman, Dr Michael Chairman, Nobel Foundation Stockholm, Sweden
Perle, Mr Richard
Resident Fellow, The American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., USA
Sohlman, Amb. Staffan Inspector, General National Inspectorate of Strategic Products Stockholm, Sweden
Perry, Prof. William J. Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
Sutherland, Prof. Ronald G.
Head of Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Rogov, Dr Sergey
Director, Institute of USA and Canada Studies Moscow, Russia
Tarschys, Prof. Daniel Chairman, SIPRI Governing Board Stockholm, Sweden
Rotfeld, Dr Adam Daniel Director, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden Taylor, Col. Terence Assistant Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, UK
Rühl, Dr. Lothar
(ret. State Secretary)
Forschungs Institut für Politik-Wissenschaft
University of Köln, Köln, Germany
Wall, Ms Connie
Head of Department, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden
Seybolt, Dr Taylor
Project Leader, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden
Wedin, Captain Lars
National Defence College, Stockholm, Sweden
  Zanders, Dr Jean Pascal Project Leader, SIPRI, Stockholm, Sweden


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