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Highlights from the Munich Security Conference 2014

The world's leading defense conference celebrated it's 50th anniversary this year and the debates were fascinating and met the expectations. I have curated tweets from participants and tweeted myself based on the livestream on Saturday. Here's a selection of what I think are the most interesting Tweets on Germany, China/Japan and general history lessons.

This is followed by some criticism about a lack of diversity as well as photos from a panel of 90+ year old statesmen, of four female defense ministers (less than half the age, I guess), an embarrassing selfie from a CEO, and of the demonstration outside.


The debate on Ukraine was also great. Congratulations to the Munich Security Conference team to get Ukraine's Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara and the Russian Duma's Leonid Slutsky to debate with Vitali Klychko on stage. (Unfortunately, no such dialogue was possible with the Japanese and Chinese speakers. See Tweet above.)

Can't get enough of these social media summaries? Check out the Storify from the Munich Security Conference team. Or read my Storify from last year's Munich Security Conference

(If for some reason, the two embedded Storify pieces do not show up in your browser, you might have a problem with your javascript settings. It might help to read them directly on here: Munich Security Conference 2014 and Criticism of the Munich Security Conference 2014.)


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