Talk at the Library: 'There is a Very Tangible Risk There'
A Conversation with the Center for Security Studies' Benno Zogg
Benno Zogg, senior researcher and team head of the Swiss and Euro-Atlantic Security Team at the Center for Security Studies, talked about the geopolitical issues surrounding the Arctic Circle. Zogg discussed the agreements governing the Arctic, the competition between Russia and China over the region, and the developments in the Arctic that are of interest to Switzerland. The conversation was moderated by Nico Luchsinger, Executive Director of Asia Society Switzerland.
Benno Zogg is a senior researcher and team head of the Swiss and Euro- Atlantic Security Team at the Center for Security Studies (CSS). He is co- editor of the monthly series CSS Analysis in Security Policy and other publications. Benno is also Co- Head of the Peace & Security Programme at the foreign policy think tank Foraus, member of the Steering Committee of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks, and Security Correspondent at Radio Monocle 24. He holds a BA in Political Science and Modern History from the University of Zurich, and an MA in Conflict, Security & Development from King's College London. Before joining the CSS in 2015, Benno gained experience at the Swiss Consulate General in Hong Kong and at a London-based NGO for conflict resolution and mediation. His areas of research include Swiss and European security policy, and the nexus of security, trade and development policy. He is further focusing on the international politics of Eurasia - Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, including the influence of China and the Belt and Road Initiative. On these and other topics, he has published with i.a. RUSI, War on the Rocks, The Diplomat, and NZZ, and was interviewed or quoted by i.a. SRF, AFP, France24, ORF, ARTE, Die Welt, ZEIT, and Deutsche Welle TV.