Analysis

Migration and Security: Opportunities and Challenges

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NATO's Future: Narrowing the Aperture

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The Prosperity Pillar: How the Economy and Private Enterprise Underpin Security

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Hearts and Minds: Security in the Social Domain

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Welcome and Opening

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President Andrzej Duda’s as Prepared for the Warsaw Summit Experts’ Forum


Two years ago, Russia’s aggression against Ukraine devastated the international order as we knew it. In an effort once again to force upon the world the notions of “spheres of influence” and “concert of Europe,” the principle of the inviolability of Europe’s frontiers was infringed. Armed aggression was applied anew as a foreign policy instrument. The world was expected to accept the thesis that international law did not apply on the territory of the former Soviet Union, rather that the law of the jungle ruled there.

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A chorus of voices across Nato is warning that the alliance cannot defend Europe’s eastern border against an increasingly aggressive Russia.

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Alliance Leaders Shape a ‘NATO 4.0’ But Fail to Focus on Moscow’s Challenge to Europe


After more than a decade dominated by its work in Afghanistan, the NATO alliance re-shaped itself last week into a new, “4.0” version to address rising challenges both in Europe and worldwide, Atlantic Council analysts say. But as it revitalized key functions in maintaining the peace of its transatlantic home region, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization also failed to fully confront a central, immediate challenge in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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The following is a September 5, 2014 briefing from Fred Kempe, president and CEO, the Atlantic Council, Damon Wilson, executive vice president, the Atlantic Council, and R. Nicholas Burns, former US ambassador to NATO, Atlantic Council Board Member, and professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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