NSC’s Office conducted working meetings with RUSI and respective foreign experts on the National Security Concept of Georgia26 February 2021
National Security Council’s Office in close cooperation with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and with an active support of the British Embassy to Georgia organized two-staged online meetings in order to update the National Security Concept of Georgia.
The meetings were led by the Acting Head of the National Security Council’s Office, Nino Iobashvili and Senior Research Fellow at RUSI Paul O’Neill. The Workshop was attended by the representatives of the Council’s Office and invited experts: Former Commander of the United States Army Europe, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges; Fellow of Kings College London and RUSI Distinguished Fellow Professor, Michael Clarke; Senior Directing Staff at the Royal College of Defence Studies, Denis Keefe; Former Admiral of the Chilean Navy and author of the Chilean Defense Strategy, Christian de la Maza; Fellow of Oxford University's Global Cyber Security Capacity-Building Centre and RUSI Senior Associate Fellow, Professor Paul Cornish, and Research Fellow at RUSI, Dr Maryna Vorotnyuk. The representatives of the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Georgia also attended online meetings.
During the meeting, the participants discussed the current structure of the National Security Concept of Georgia and expressed their views on specific chapters. The invited guests shared best practices and their experiences with the members of the Council’s Office.
Within the framework of updating the National Security Concept, the National Security Council’s Office will continue active cooperation with RUSI in months to come.