NATO Global Partnerships

The NATO Global Partnerships Task Force was established to assess ways that the Alliance can strengthen relations with appropriate partners who want to be associated with the Alliance, offer meaningful contributions, and help to address its global security agenda.
  • Alliance At Risk Report Quoted by Financial Times


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  • Conference Call: Debrief on Obama's Trip to Europe and the NATO Defense Ministerial 6/11

    Given Russia's continuing destabilization of Ukraine, President Obama began the month of June in Europe reaching out to reassure America's European allies of the United States and NATO's resolute commitment to the defense and security of Europe. The President's trip to Poland, Belgium, and France culminated in the announcement of the European Reassurance Initiative. This initiative commits up to one billion dollars for increased exercises, training, and rotational presence across Europe with an emphasis on the Eastern territory of NATO's newer allies. Overlapping with Obama's trip, NATO also held its final defense ministerial meeting before the Wales Summit in September. This ministerial was a last chance for NATO's defense ministers to discuss themes for the upcoming summit.


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  • NATO Global Partnerships: Strategic Opportunities and Imperatives in a Globalized World

    International security in today's globalized world demands a framework responsive to interconnectedness, multiple power centers, shared vulnerabilities, and dramatic change. To meet these diverse challenges that affect the security of its members, NATO, as the West's premier security organization, must reach beyond the transatlantic arena.

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  • NATO Global Partnerships Task Force

    NATO Headquarters, Brussels Flags

    On July 18, the Atlantic Council’s International Security Program hosted the first workshop of the task force on NATO Global Partnerships. The task force will assess ways that the Alliance can strengthen relations with appropriate partners who want to be associated with the Alliance, offer meaningful contributions, and help to address its global security agenda.


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  • Anchoring the Alliance

    On the eve of the Chicago summit, a new Atlantic Council report argues for the enduring importance of NATO, and calls for renewed leadership from the Alliance's members to ensure NATO's vibrancy in the decade to come.

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  • Report Launch: Anchoring the Alliance

    On May 14, the Atlantic Council launched Anchoring the Alliance, a new report authored by R. Nicholas Burns, former US undersecretary of state, permanent representative to NATO, and current Atlantic Council board director.
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  • Transatlantic Nations and Global Security: Pivoting and Partnerships

    As world leaders prepare for the NATO Summit in Chicago this May, a new Atlantic Council report argues for renewed transatlantic leadership that will allow NATO to better address significant global issues with a unified voice—specifically in the greater Middle East and around cyber security—in order to remain relevant in today’s increasingly interconnected world.

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  • The United States, NATO and the EU: Partnership in the Balance

    Robert Hunter and Sven Biscop, members of the Strategic Advisors Group (SAG), detail a comprehensive approach for cooperation between the United States, NATO, and the European Union in the SAG issue brief "The United States, NATO, and the European Union: Partnership in the Balance."

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