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Senior Network

Our network brings together political, military, diplomatic, civil society and business leaders from across wider Europe. They hold different political opinions and preferences, but all subscribe to the ELN agenda of dialogue and are ready to contribute to joint development of solutions to the current challenges.



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Michael Ancram

Former Chairman of the Conservative Party

United Kingdom
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Pavel Andreev

Founder of the Center for Global Strategies and Communications

Russian Federation
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Joyce Anelay

Chair of the House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee, Former Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

United Kingdom
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Niels Annen

Minister of State at the Federal Foreign Office

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Giancarlo Aragona

Former Italian Ambassador Moscow & London; Former General Director of Political Affairs in the Foreign Affairs Ministry; Former Secretary General of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)

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Alexey Arbatov

Head of the Center for International Security at Institute of World Economy and International Relations

Russian Federation
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James Arbuthnot

Former Chair of the Parliamentary Defence Select Committee

United Kingdom
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Catherine Ashton

Former High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

United Kingdom
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Mustafa Aydin

President of the International Relations Council of Turkey

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Sergey Batsanov

Director of the Geneva Office of Pugwash Conferences, Former Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament

Russian Federation
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Fatmir Besimi

Former Defence Minister, Former Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs

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Hans Blix

Former Foreign Minister and Director-General Emeritus of the IAEA

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Heinrich Brauss

Former NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning

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Tony Brenton

Former UK Ambassador to Russia

United Kingdom
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Des Browne

Chair of the ELN, Vice Chairman of the NTI, Convener of the TLG and former UK Defence Secretary

United Kingdom
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Karl-Heinz Brunner

Member of the Bundestag Defence Committee and Subcommittee on Disarmament, Arms Control, and Non-Proliferation

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Alistair Burt

Former Minister of State at the Department for International Development and Minister of State at Foreign and Commonwealth Office

United Kingdom
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Evgeny Buzhinskiy

Lieutenant-General (Retired), Chairman of the Executive Board of PIR Center

Russian Federation
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Francesco Calogero

Former Secretary-General of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

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Vincenzo Camporini

Former Chief of the Joint Defence Staff, Former Chief of Staff of the Air Force

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Willy Claes

Former Secretary General of NATO, Former Foreign Minister

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Alain Coldefy

Former General Inspector of the French Armed Forces

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Tarja Cronberg

Former Member of the European Parliament, Distinguished Associate Fellow at SIPRI and Member of the Executive Board of the European Leadership Network

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Balázs Csuday

Former Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations

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Benoit d’Aboville

Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative to NATO, Vice President of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique

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Marta Dassù

Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senior Advisor for European Affairs, Aspen Institute Italia.

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Klaas de Vries

Former Minister for Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations

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Giampaolo Di Paola

Former Minister of Defence of Italy; Former Chairman of NATO Military Committee

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Anatoly Diakov

Director, Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Russian Federation
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Jorge Domecq

Former Chief Executive of the European Defence Agency

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Alfred Dubs

Member of the House of Lords

United Kingdom
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Michel Duclos

Former Ambassador to the WEU, Former Ambassador to Syria

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Vladimir Dvorkin

Lead scientist at the Center of the International Safety of the Institute of Economic and International Relations, Russian Academy of Sciences

Russian Federation
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Alexander Dynkin

President of the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Science

Russian Federation
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Rolf Ekéus

Former Ambassador to the United States, former High Commissioner on national minorities in Europe

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Vahit Erdem

Former Head of the Turkish Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

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Gernot Erler

Germany's Coord­inator for Intersocietal Cooperation with Russia, Central Asia, and the Eastern Partnership Countries

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Osman Faruk Loğoğlu

Former Turkish Ambassador to the United States and former Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Gianfranco Fini

Former President of the Chamber of Deputies, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister

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Anatoliy Grytsenko

Former Defence Minister; Former Chairman of the National Security and Defence Committee in the Ukrainain Parliament

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Jan Hamácek

Minister of the Interior and Leader of the Czech Social Democratic Party

Czech Republic
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David Hannay

Former Ambassador of the UK to the EEC, Former Ambassador of the UK to the UN

United Kingdom
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Gro Harlem Brundtland

Former Prime Minister of Norway, Former Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO)

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Nick Harvey

Former Minister of State for the Armed Forces

United Kingdom
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Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert

Former Defence Minister and Special Representative for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq

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Gunnar Hökmark

Chairman, Stockholm Free World Forum and former Vice Chairman, European People's Party and Member of the European Parliament

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Werner Hoyer

Former Minister of State, Current President of the European Investment Bank

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Jaakko Iloniemi

Former Ambassador to the United States, former Ambassador to the CSCE and former Deputy Head of Mission to the United Nations

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Igor Ivanov

Former Foreign Minister of Russia

Russian Federation
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Tedo Japaridze

Former Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Georgia, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Vice-Chairman, Anaklia Development Consortium

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Anna Jardfelt

Ambassador to Kenya, Former Ambassador to the EU's Political and Security Committee

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Marina Kaljurand

Member of the European Parliament and Former Foreign Minister

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Angela Kane

Former UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs & Under-Secretary-General

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Jan Kavan

Former Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and former President of the UN General Assembly

Czech Republic
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John Kerr

Former British Ambassador to the United States and the EU

United Kingdom
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Katja Keul

Member of German Bundestag and Current Member of the Defence Committee

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Mustafa Kibaroglu

Chair of the International Relations Department, Okan University

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Tom King

Former Defence Secretary

United Kingdom
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Bogdan Klich

Minority Leader of the Polish Senate, Former Minister of Defence

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Alexander Kmentt

Former Permanent Representative of Austria to the Political and Security Committee of the European Union

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Adam Kobieracki

Former Director of the OSCE Conflict Prevention Center and former NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operations

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Silvana Koch-Mehrin

Founder, Women Political Leaders and former Vice-President of the European Parliament

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Walter Kolbow

Former Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defence

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Jakub Kulhánek

Chief Adviser to the Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies

Czech Republic
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Jaakko Laajava

Former Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Security Policy and Facilitator of the WMDFZ in the Middle East

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Miroslav Lajčák

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

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Pierre Lellouche

French MP, former Minister of Foreign Trade, former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

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Budimir Loncar

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of former Yugoslavia

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Jüri Luik

Minister of Defence and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Vladimir Lukin

Russian Federation Council Member, Former Ambassador to the United States, Former Human Rights Commissioner of Russia

Russian Federation
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Fyodor Lukyanov

Editor in Chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs; Chairman of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy

Russian Federation
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Mogens Lykketoft

Former Foreign Minister and Former President of the UN General Assembly

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Merle Maigre

Executive Vice President, CybExer Technologies; former Director, NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

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David McAllister

MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee

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John McColl

Former Lieutenant-Governor of Jersey, Former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (Deputy SACEUR)

United Kingdom
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Tom McKane

Former Director General for Strategy and Security Policy, Ministry of Defence

United Kingdom
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Louis Michel

Former European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid; Former Foreign Minister; Former MEP

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Ioan Mircea Paşcu

Vice-President of the European Parliament and Vice Chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs

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Federica Mogherini

Former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission

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Madeleine Moon

Former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly and Politician

United Kingdom
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Hervé Morin

Former Defence Minister, President of the Normandy Region

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Eoghan Murphy

Minister of State for Financial Services, Deputy to the Dáil

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Klaus Naumann

Former Chief of Staff of the German armed forces, Former Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

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Renatas Norkus

Lithuanian Ambassador to the United Kingdom

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Bernard Norlain

Former Air Defense Commander and Air Combat Commander of the French Air Force

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Janusz Onyszkiewicz

Former Defence Minister and Chair, Executive Council, Euro-Atlantic Association (Poland)

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David Owen

Former Foreign Secretary

United Kingdom
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Boris Pankin

Former Foreign Minister of the former USSR

Russian Federation
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Solomon Passy

Former Chairman of the United Nations Security Council, Former Bulgarian Foreign Minister

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Wolfgang Petritsch

Former EU Special Envoy for Kosovo & Former High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Dmitry Polikanov

Chairman of the Trialogue Club and member of the Expert Council of the Russian Government

Russian Federation
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David Ramsbotham

Retired General Army, Former Adjutant General, Former ADC General to HM the Queen

United Kingdom
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Peter Ricketts

Former Ambassador to France, former National Security Adviser

United Kingdom
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Malcolm Rifkind

Former Foreign Secretary, Former Defence Secretary

United Kingdom
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George Robertson

Former NATO Secretary General, Former Secretary of State for Defence

United Kingdom
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Sergey Rogov

Director of the Institute for the US and Canadian Studies of the Russian Academy of Science (ISKRAN)

Russian Federation
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Henrik Salander

Former Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament, Secretary-General of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission

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Özdem Sanberk

Former Ambassador to the United Kingdom; Former Under Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Marietje Schaake

International Director of Policy, Stanford Cyber Policy Center, former Member of the European Parliament

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Carlo Schaerf

Former Professor of Physics at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

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Nils Schmid

Member of the Bundestag for the Social Democratic Party and spokesperson for Foreign Affairs

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Narcís Serra

Former Minister of Defence and Deputy Prime Minister

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Stefano Silvestri

Former Under Secretary of State for Defence, Former President of the Italian International Affairs Institute

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Ivo Slaus

Former Member of Parliament, Former member of the Foreign Affairs Committee

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Javier Solana

Former NATO Secretary General, Former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and former Foreign Minister of Spain

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John Stanley

Former Chairman of the Committees on Arms Export Controls

United Kingdom
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Stefano Stefanini

Former Permanent Representative to NATO, Former Diplomatic Advisor to the President of Italy

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Todor Tagarev

Former Defence Minister, Director of the "Defence Institute", Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria

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Borys Tarasyuk

Member of the Parliament of Ukraine, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (1998-2000, 2005-2007)

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Teija Tiilikainen

Director of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats

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Eka Tkeshelashvili

Head of Programmes at the European Anti-Corruption Initiative to Ukraine; Former Vice Prime Minister of Georgia

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Dmitri Trenin

Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center

Russian Federation
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Carlo Trezza

Former Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmement, Former Chairman of the Missile Technology Control Regime

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David Triesman

Former Foreign Office Minister and Chairman of the Football Association

United Kingdom
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Vyacheslav Trubnikov

Former First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service

Russian Federation
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Ahmet Üzümcü

Former Director-General of the OPCW, Former Permanent Representative of Turkey to NATO

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Raimo Väyrynen

Former President of the Academy of Finland and Former Director of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Pierre Vimont

Former Executive Secretary-General of the European External Action Service (EEAS)

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Karsten Voigt

Former German-American coordinator in the Federal Foreign Office, Former President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

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William Wallace

Member of the House of Lords, Former Lord in Waiting

United Kingdom
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Alan West

First Sea Lord and Commander in Chief of the Royal Navy

United Kingdom
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Shirley Williams

Former Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, Former Adviser on Nuclear Proliferation to the Prime Minister

United Kingdom
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Klaus Wittmann

Former Bundeswehr general, Senior Fellow Aspen Institute Germany

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Igor Yurgens

Chairman of the Management Board of the Institute for Contemporary Development

Russian Federation
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Uta Zapf

Former Chairwoman of the German Parliamentary Sub-Committee on Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation