On Thursday, March 21, 2013, the Atlantic Council and NATO’s Allied Command Transformation (ACT) organized a workshop on NATO’s military partnerships.

The workshop, which was hosted by the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, provided the intellectual underpinnings for ACT’s Strategic Military Partner Conference (SMPC) that will take place on June 25-27, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Workshop participants included representatives from ACT, NATO partner and member countries’ defense attaches, and a select group of American and European experts. This event was conducted with the goal of identifying ways to strengthen military and strategic ties between the Alliance and its network of partners. The session also touched upon the lessons learned from partners’ engagement in NATO’s operations.