Munich Security Conference 2021 – Special Edition

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Information Guide concerning a special edition of the Munch Security Conference (MSC), held on 19 February 2021 following the postponement of the main annual conference.

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The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is an annual forum for the debate of international security policy. Given the postponement of the MSC 2021 to a later date due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a special edition was held at the original date to mark the launch of the Road to Munich 2021. The event was held at the Hotel Bayerischer, with invited speakers joining the event virtually from their respective locations.

This event was titled Beyond Westlessness: Renewing Transatlantic Cooperation, Meeting Global Challenges. It featured a number of key issues that would later be revisited during the main annual MSC edition. The main aim was to discuss how to rebuild and renew the transatlantic alliance and highlight the areas in which transatlantic and international cooperation were most urgently needed.

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Commentary and Analysis
The Irish Times, 18/02/2021: Munich Security Conference: Will Biden bring US back into the fold?

Politico, 09/12/2020: Munich Security Conference postponed due to coronavirus
Deutsche Welle, 18/02/2021: Munich Security Conference brings trans-Atlantic's Fantastic Four back together
TASS Agency, 18/02/2021: No plans to boycott Munich Security Conference — Kremlin
Anadolu Agency, 19/02/2021: World leaders attend virtual Munich Security Conference
Politico, 19/02/2021: Biden is back (virtually) in Munich, and brings the US along
Reuters, 19/02/2021: France's Macron: 'I do believe in NATO'
Deutsche Welle, 19/02/2021: Munich Security Conference: Joe Biden tells Europe 'America is back'
EurActiv, 22/02/2021: Biden declares America, transatlantic alliance ‘back’

Beyond Westlessness | MSC Special Edition 2021 | Munich Security Conference [full conference via Youtube]
Munich Security Conference: MSC Special Edition 2021
NATO: News, 19/02/2021: NATO Secretary General sets out ambitious transatlantic agenda at Munich Security Conference
US White House: Remarks by President Biden at the 2021 Virtual Munich Security Conference (19 February 2021)
European Commission: Speech by President von der Leyen at the Special Edition 2021 of the Munich Security Conference (19 February 2021)
UK Government: Prime Minister's speech at the Munich Security Conference: 19 February 2021
US State Department: Remarks by John Kerry at Munich Security Conference Special Session (19 February 2021)
United Nations: Secretary-General's remarks at Munich Security Conference Segment on "Priorities for Global Action" (19 February 2021)
European Council: Remarks by President Charles Michel at the Munich Security Conference video conference (19 February 2021)

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