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  • NATO Engages: Behind the Iron Curtain

    NATO Engages 2019

    "Behind the Iron Curtain"

    Speaker: Rastislav Káčer, Chairman, GLOBSEC

    Introducer: Nik Gowing, Founder and Director, Thinking the Unthinkable

    Location: Washington, DC

    Time: 10:45 AM EDT
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019


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  • NATO Engages: Serving Side by Side

    NATO Engages 2019

    "Serving Side by Side"

     
    Speaker: Major Matt Wilson, United States Air Force

    Introducers: Ines Pohl, editor-in-chief, Deutsche Welle
    Nik Gowing, Founder and Director, Thinking the Unthinkable

    Location: Washington, DC

    Time: 4:20 PM EDT
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019


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  • NATO Engages: 9/11 and Article 5

    NATO Engages 2019

    9/11 and Article 5

    Speaker: Tim Brown, Retired Firefighter, New York Fire Department, 9/11 Survivor

    Introducer: Nik Gowing, Founder and Director, Thinking the Unthinkable

    Location: Washington, DC

    Time: 3:30 PM EDT
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019


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  • As it Turns 70, NATO Sets its Sights to the Future

    On NATO’s seventieth anniversary on April 4, foreign ministers from the twenty-nine allies, as well as the foreign minister of North Macedonia — soon to be the thirtieth member of the Alliance — met in Washington to discuss the growing threats the Alliance faces and the progress being made to strengthen it for the decades to come.

    Before the meeting, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said foreign ministers would “reflect on our achievements over these last seven decades, but we will also look to the future.” Speaking to reporters after the meeting, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the Alliance “took important decisions on urgent problem sets,” including burden sharing, Russia, and Afghanistan.


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  • Beyond Collective Defense: How NATO Can Lead on 21st Century Challenges

    For generations, NATO has defended against conventional enemies, promising its member countries solidarity in the face of adversity. That promise survived its first major test in 2001, but in a globalizing and technologically changing world, NATO risks being left behind as a 20th century institution holding on to an old political reality. To preserve its foundational strength, NATO should transition from an institution hinged solely on the promise of collective defense to a beacon of liberal thought leadership, emphasizing the critical roles for cooperation and diplomacy in preserving international security. Taking a two-pronged approach that emphasizes both high-level dialogue and on-the-ground engagement will best position NATO to take on this new mandate, addressing emerging issues and drawing in partners beyond its traditional Atlantic alliance.

    As the world moves

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  • Here’s What You Should Be Reading About NATO on its Seventieth Birthday

    NATO is being celebrated in Washington this week. The Alliance, which turned seventy on April 4, is marking its anniversary in the very town it was born.

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg made history by becoming the first leader of the Alliance to address a joint meeting of the US Congress on April 3. He was treated like a rock star on Capitol Hill where lawmakers on both sides of the aisle showed their support for the Alliance. “The secretary general of NATO had so many standing ovations, I thought it was an aerobics class,” joked Atlantic Council President and Chief Executive Officer Frederick Kempe. 


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  • NATO at Seventy: Filling NATO's Critical Defense-Capability Gaps

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    As NATO reaches its seventieth anniversary in 2019, the Alliance is facing new challenges both externally and internally. The reemergence of Russia as a strategic threat has led to the reexamination of NATO’s warfighting capabilities and the gaps that exist to adequately defend and deter. At the same time, both renewed US focus and the emergence of new security threats have placed increased pressure on member states to reach established spending targets.

    The need to outfit and equip NATO for great power competition, as well as increased pressure to invest more in defense,...

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  • Looking Ahead: The Alliance at 80

    NATO Engages 2019

    “Closing: Looking Ahead: The Alliance at 80”

     


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  • Trump Doctrine Aims to Strengthen NATO, Says US Official

    The time is right now to renew our vows and to engage a new generation in freedom’s cause,’ says former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

    NATO is a critical part of US President Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy doctrine, which aims to strengthen rather than weaken the Alliance, a senior US State Department official said in Washington on April 3.

    “The Trump doctrine I think speaks to some of the challenges that NATO has faced in recent years,” said Kiron K. Skinner, director of the Office of Policy Planning and senior policy adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    Skinner said the US approach to NATO aims to preserve sovereignty of the nation state and focus on equitable burden sharing — “core aspects of NATO that will strengthen, not weaken, NATO.” 


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  • Stronger Together: Allies in an Era of Great Power Confrontation

    NATO Engages 2019

    “Discussion: Stronger Together: Allies in an Era of Great Power Confrontation”

     


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