Replay - Paris Naval Conference 2024: The Evolving Role of the Carrier Strike Group
This second edition of the Paris Naval Conference, bringing together high-level speakers from France, the UK, the USA, Italy and India, and organized by Ifri and the French Navy, aimed to redefine the role of CSGs in a changing strategic context, particularly in terms of the future threats it faces.
Built around an aircraft carrier accompanied by surface ships, submarines and embarked aircraft, a CSG offers unrivalled power projection capability, enabling a state to defend its interests on the international stage. However, they can be costly and vulnerable to certain attacks, which paradoxically reinforces their role in strategic signalling and diplomacy.
This second edition of the Paris Naval Conference was also the occasion to promote original research on this topic through the organization of the Admiral Castex Prize.