Future Forces Forum
Future Forces Exhibition 2018
NATO, Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre
Proliferation of WMD and Defending Against CBRN Threats
The aim of the speech is to highlight the main aspects and challenges of NATO’s WMD/CBRN policy, WMD non-proliferation efforts and the development of the NATO CBRN Defence capabilities against CBRN threats following the Warsaw Summit.
The initial part of the briefing is focused on emerging CBRN threats. WMD remain a serious and ever growing threat to NATO despite some positive developments in the past two years. In particular, the nexus between chemical, biological and radiological agents and terrorism poses one of the gravest potential risks to our security.
The next part of the speech points out how NATO’s policies, capabilities and activities aim at responding to current CBRN threats and other related challenges. Allies reiterate their common understanding that the future security environment will demand a broad capability profile beyond what one nation can achieve alone, therefore increasing the importance of capability pooling and sharing to ensure Euro-Atlantic security and stability.
NATO’s future challenges arising from the Warsaw Summit.
Was born in 1959 in Germany.
He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany and previously studied at the University of Paris IX, France and the University of Mainz, Germany;
In 1988 he entered the German Foreign Ministry with postings i.a. in the Eco¬nomic and Development Cooperation Division, the German OECD Mission in Paris, the UN Economic Affairs Division, the German Consulate General Shanghai, P.R.C., the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN and the IAEA, Vienna as a Deputy Head of Mission and in Berlin as a Head of the IAEA Unit in the Division on non-proliferation and disarmament.
From 2007 to 2014 he served in Brussels first with the Personal Representative of the HR for Non-proliferation and Disarmament at the EU Council Secretariat, then as a Counsellor for Middle East and Gulf Countries, Non-proliferation and Disarmament in the Political Section of the Permanent Mission of Germany to the EU, and from May 2011 until June 2014 as the Chair of the Working Party on non-proliferation (CONOP) with the European External Action Service.
In June 2014 he was appointed Director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre (WMDC) in the Emerging Security Challenges Division at NATO HQ, Brussels.
He is Co-editor of a publication on: 50 Jahre IAEO - Ein Wirken für Frieden und Sicherheit im nuklearen Zeitalter
(50 Years of IAEA - Working for Peace and Security in the Nuclear Age;), Dirk Schriefer, Walter Sandtner, Wolfgang Rudischhauser (Hrsg.) Nomos, 2007.
Recently he wrote an article on NATO’s CBRN Policy which was published in European Security and Defence.