New Ideas for NATO 2030 – 4.02
- NATO has been a bedrock of security and stability for over 70 years. But today, it is facing an increasingly complex world full of new actors, threats and challenges. How can it guarantee that it will remain fit, united and adaptable in this new world? What hard decisions does it need to take to be fit for purpose in the next decade?
- In his first major policy speech of 2021, NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg, outlines his vision for NATO to 2030 with recommendations from the NATO 2030 Young Leaders – a group he appointed to advise him on how the organization can meet the demands of a rapidly changing world.
- The event also features the culmination of a week-long policy hackathon that will see students from 10 universities ‘pitch for purpose’ on key strategic themes for NATO 2030:
– Turning the tide: NATO’s role in defending and re-shaping a values-based international order
– Full spectrum security: building resilience against economic security risks
– People first: protecting populations in modern-day conflicts
– Innovating innovation: next steps in technology cooperation
– Less is more: reducing military carbon emissions
- How will NATO continue to be a strategic anchor in uncertain times? How will it adapt to well-known threats such as terrorism and new risks that loom from pandemics and climate change particularly as emerging and disruptive technologies (EDTs) present both dangers and opportunities for its members? And what lessons can be drawn from NATO’s experience that can apply to other multilateral organizations?
NATO Secretary General discusses New Ideas for #NATO2030 with students & young leaders – 4.02
- Opening remarks by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on NATO 2030 and the importance of strengthening the transatlantic bond in the next decade and beyond, 4 February 2021.
German Greens go nuclear over call to renew NATO vows – POltico, 23.01
Party members hit out at paper calling for Berlin to work toward ‘deployable military’ to boost ties with the US.
NATO Secretary General with the President of Georgia, Salome Zourabichvili – 22.01
Adunarea parlamentară NATO. Noi direcţii ale Organizaţiei în era post Trump – Adrian Costea, 18.01
NATO Secretary General at Sciences Po Youth & Leaders Summit – NATO, 18.01
NATO Secretary General: 2021 will be a pivotal year – NATO, 6.01
NATO Secretary General with the Chairman of the CSU Parliamentary Group – 6.01
Flawed Cybersecurity Is a Ticking Time Bomb for the Balkans – FP, 4.01
Cyberattacks in North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey reveal that government defenses are weak—and many NATO members are at risk. By Bojan Stojkovski
Sweden edges closer to NATO membership – Politico, 22.12
Parliament voted in favor of the NATO option — allowing the country to join the alliance in future.
NATO, We Want to Go to War With You – FP, 22.12
Wargames can provide essential cybersecurity training for soldiers. But they won’t succeed unless the players confront real, independent hackers. By Tarah Wheeler, Amy Ertan
Post-Trump NATO: Back to business as usual? – DW, 16.12
- During Donald Trump’s four years at the White House, he has undone deals and splintered alliances like no other US president before him. Washington’s tone towards NATO also shifted dramatically, but that may have actually helped the alliance.
NATO Secretary General w/the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen – 15.12
End the Russian Veto on Georgian Accession – Atlantic Council, 5.01.21
- At NATO’s 2008 Bucharest Summit, the allies refused to go along with a US push to offer Georgia a Membership Action Plan (MAP), but agreed that it would someday become a member of the Alliance. Germany and France intended for this equivocation to allay Russian objections, yet it was seized upon by Vladimir Putin as an opportunity to block Georgia’s path to the Alliance. In August 2008, a mere four months after the Bucharest Summit, Russia invaded Georgia and occupied twenty percent of its internationally recognized territory. With some creativity and bold political will, however, Georgia’s accession into NATO is still feasible, despite the Russian occupation.
Build resilience for an era of shocks – Atlantic Council, 21.12.20
- The scope, scale, and impact of future non-traditional threats require NATO allies to think outside the framework of traditional security concepts and prepare the Alliance for missions that do not neatly fit an Article 5 scenario. To this end, the Alliance should approve a fourth core task focused on resilience, preparing NATO to protect the populations of member states against novel threats while reinforcing collective defense.
Seek membership for Mexico – Atlantic Council, 15.12
- Eventual Mexican membership in NATO may be a necessary ingredient for keeping the United States invested in European security over the long term. This suggestion is made with an eye toward the reality that economic and political power in the United States is shifting to places and populations with fewer traditional ties to Europe such that broadening NATO’s appeal to a diversifying US public is imperative.
NATO Facing Challenges From the Arctic to the Black Sea Region – LSE Ideas, 10.12
A New Chapter for NATO under Biden? – GMF, 4.12
- Over the past four years, NATO has witnessed some of the most tumultuous periods in its history. The transatlantic relationship that has underpinned European security for over seven decades has undeniably changed, posing challenges to NATO’s political unity and capabilities. Yet, the outcome of the recent U.S. presidential election simultaneously offers opportunities for a renewed commitment to the transatlantic alliance on both sides of the Atlantic.
- As one of the foremost experts on transatlantic history, Stanley R. Sloan has documented all such challenges and opportunities NATO has faced in its long and rich history. In his new book, Defense of the West: Transatlantic Security from Truman to Trump, Sloan delves deeper into the history of the alliance and the lessons it provides for the future. In a rapidly evolving world that will soon welcome a new U.S. president, understanding the lessons from the past are all the more relevant and timely for confronting NATO’s challenges of the future.
Public launch of NATO 2030 Expert Group’s Report – 3.12
NATO in 2030: Adapting to a New World – Carnegie Europe, 3.12
Ian Lesser on the NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting – 2.11
NATO Secretary General address the NATO Parliamentary Assembly – 23.11
Ramp Up on Russia – Atlantic Council, 24.11
NATO looks to China rise: Global shift in balance of power focus of two-day summit – 3.12
NATO’s China challenge – IISS, 23.11
Rethink and Replace 2% – Atlantic Council, 23.11
Low defense spending puts strategic autonomy at risk, EU review says – Politico, 20.11
Governments put national and NATO priorities ahead of EU, officials say.
German defense minister to Macron: EU depends on US security guarantee – Politico, 19.11
- Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says the EU needs more independence but will still depend on the US.
- Kramp-Karrenbauer had become embroiled in an unusual public spat with Macron after the latter, in an interview with Le Grand Continent published Monday, criticized her over an op-ed in POLITICO in which she had argued that “Europe still needs America.”
NATO Chief Rebukes China Over Coronavirus Disinformation – FP, 17.04.20
Stoltenberg says state-backed disinformation campaigns are making the health crisis worse. By Robbie Gramer
Germany’s role in NATO and the world – DW, 02.20
- The world has become more insecure and a new arms race seems imminent. Disarmament treaties are lapsing and existing alliances crumbling. Will Germany be able to meet the challenges?