Panel discussion "Battlefield of Strategic Narratives"

Is the political landscape in Western democracies more akin to a battlefield of strategic visions, or does it resemble the free, wild flow of a fast and ruthless river? The current political climate suggests that chance plays a greater role than the diligent implementation of a strategic vision, assuming such a vision even exists. We are in the midst of an existential stress test for the West, challenging not only the endurance of our existing security and defense architecture, but also the resilience of our societal fabric as a whole. How can we effectively assess and enhance the degree of understanding and agreement among politicians, academics, industry leaders, and broader society about the principal challenges currently facing the information space? What is the potentially achievable depth of consensus within our societies – art of possible or can we achieve more?

10:30 - 12:00