Conversation with Colonel Dr Markus Reisner, Austria’s leading military expert An interactive dialogue on military aspects of Russia’s war in Ukraine and its socioeconomic consequences

  • Talk

  • 26 April 2023, 9.30-11.30 am

  • fjum, European Commission

Colonel Dr. Markus Reisner is a General Staff officer serving in the Austrian Armed Forces. He is theHead of the Research and Development Department at the Theresian Military Academy in Wiener Neustadt, commander of the Austrian Guards Battalion and author of books and articles on military history and the future of war. He served in the Jagdkommando, the Special Operations Forces unit of the Austrian Armed Forces and was deployed in different conflict zones. He spent significant time in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, Chad, Central Africa, and Mali.

The war in Ukraine has entered its second year and the situation on the ground, in Europe and the US, has been evolving: from declaring that no fighter jets would be sent to Ukraine to deploying the first airplanes to the Ukrainian army. What do different options imply in practical terms?

Through interactive dialogue with the participants, Col. Reisner will offer a comprehensive and practical explanation of different aspects of the war: from why certain weapons are requested to why certain weapons are delivered, from initial to current military strategy, from initial to current price of producing/purchasing of weapons, etc.

Col. Dr Reisner is a frequent guest of Austrian and European media, mostly invited to evaluate the situation on the Ukrainian battlefield or the impact of the US-intelligence leaks.

We invited him to offer a comprehensive and practical understanding of diverse aspects of the war and their implications for Europe.

Format and Moderation
Conversation moderated by Mirjana Tomić, followed by a coffee break, and a Q&A session.

In-person event. The dialogue will be held in German.

Registration: Currently it is only possible to register for the waiting list (you will be informed if attendance is possible the day before the event).

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