Event

  • NATO Summit Special Series: Canada

    Because Canada is far away from the two biggest threats facing NATO, Russia and the Middle East, the concern in Ottawa is probably less focused on what NATO should do, but more on what NATO will ask of Canada.
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  • NATO After Brexit: Restoring the Power and Purpose of the Alliance

    On June 27, 2016 the Atlantic Council hosted a private luncheon followed by a public roll-out to launch a new flagship report on “Restoring the Power and Purpose of the NATO Alliance,” co-chaired by Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns and General James L. Jones. In light of Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union, the events convened key transatlantic officials and leaders to discuss what the US, UK, and crucial European Allies must do to bolster NATO's strength and solidarity, especially in a post-Brexit Europe. The events presented the key conclusions and recommendations of the report, which was the culmination of a four month-long Atlantic Council-chartered study on the future of NATO..

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  • NATO Summit Special Series: United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, exposing the depth of anti-European sentiment across the country, raising questions about the UK’s future security strategy, and about its orientation vis-à-vis its European partners.
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  • NATO Summit Special Series: France

    France will attend the 2016 NATO Warsaw summit as a country at war both at home and abroad.
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  • NAC-D Debrief with James J. Townsend, Jr.

    On June 21, 2016 the Atlantic Council hosted a private session with James J. Townsend, Jr., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy at the US Department of Defense. DASD Townsend debriefed the latest NATO Defense Ministerial meeting held on June 14-15, just weeks ahead of the NATO Summit in Warsaw. The event gathered senior experts, former officials, and policymakers to discuss the key deliberations and decisions of the meeting, including those concerning the Alliance's emergent "enhanced forward presence" in Central Europe, the NATO-Ukraine relationship, and NATO's role in addressing the challenges along its southern frontier.

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  • Ukraine’s Humanitarian Crisis

    “People have forgotten that there’s a real humanitarian situation and a real need in a European country,” said Jock Mendoza-Wilson, director of international and investor relations at System Capital Management, during a recent Atlantic Council panel examining the crisis in Ukraine.

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  • NATO Warsaw Summit Special Series: Italy

    NATO is about security; specifically shared security among twenty eight allies.
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  • 2016 Wrocław Global Forum

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  • Defending the Baltic Sea Region

    On May 9, the Atlantic Council hosted a scenario-based decision game centered on collective deterrence and defense in the Baltic Sea Region. The tabletop exercise gathered thought leaders, regional experts, policymakers, and current and former officials to explore defense challenges in the region. Conducted in close partnership with the Swedish Ministry of Defense, this game aimed at assessing the range of issues confronting senior decision-makers in the context of an array of plausible regional crisis scenarios.

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  • Sustaining NATO’s Strength and Deterrence

    On June 6, 2016 the Atlantic Council hosted a public conference on Sustaining NATO’s Strength and Deterrence.The event took place in Vilnius, Lithuania and served as the Council’s major public event in the Baltic region one month ahead of NATO’s seminal 2016 Warsaw Summit. The discussions featured a keynote address by Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, Commanding General of US Army Europe, as well as remarks by Lithuania’s Minister of National Defense, H.E. Juozas Olekas, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Linas Linkevičius. The event convened key regional and US leaders, military officials, and senior experts for a high-level discussion on the strategic issues facing NATO's eastern flank.
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