COE CSW on its way to the Munich Security Conference

The Centre of Excellence for Operations in Confined and Shallow Waters (COE CSW) is delighted to be once again part of the “world's leading forum for debating the most pressing challenges to international security”. For the third consecutive year, the COE CSW will contribute to the Munich Security Conference by organising the Maritime Security Roundtable as a side event, this year under the topic: Bridging troubled waters – Alleviating conflict potential in the South China Sea.

Why is that?

The COE CSW seeks to promote maritime understanding, therefore, encourages and supports discussions that highlight the particular challenges for the safe and secure use of the oceans.

From this point of view, current disputes in the South China Sea region are an excellent starting point to spark this kind of discussions. The disputes are multifaceted and have more than just regional effects. They are of global interest and importance.

In the previous two roundtables in 2018 and 2019 it became apparent that one reason for conflict potential often lies in different perspectives and perceptions.

For that reason, the COE CSW is particularly grateful that - for the first time – were granted the opportunity to collaborate with the Center of China and Globalization (CCG), to develop the topic and to organise this roundtable.

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