Warsaw Summit

  • 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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  • The Visegrad Group: Anchoring the NATO Alliance?

    On May 10, 2016 the Atlantic Council partnered with the Corvinus Society for Foreign Affairs and Culture to host a roundtable discussion on The Visegrad Group: Anchoring the NATO Alliance?

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  • Restoring Conventional Deterrence in Europe: How to Climb Out of the Joint Security Trap

    Russia is currently riding high on the geostrategic landscape, despite a trove of domestic economic woes that stem partly from Western sanctions.
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  • Elements of NATO Deterrence

    On April 25, 2016 the Atlantic Council led a private workshop on Elements of NATO Deterrence in Warsaw, Poland. The event convened US and European policymakers, scholars, and business leaders for a high-level discussion on the challenges facing NATO on its eastern and southern flanks in the run-up to the seminal NATO Warsaw Summit and beyond. The discussion focused on developing actionable policy proposals for the United States, European countries, and other actors in the region to bolster military strength against long-term security threats.
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  • Defending Europe’s Eastern Flank

    On April 14, 2016, the Atlantic Council hosted a major public conference on Defending Europe’s Eastern Flank on Capitol Hill. The conference served as the major public ‘curtain raiser’ in Washington for NATO’s 2016 Summit in Warsaw this July.

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  • NATO: Projecting Stability in an Age of Instability

    On April 6, 2016 the Atlantic Council hosted a special event with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to discuss NATO’s strategy for south and preview the agenda for the upcoming NATO Warsaw Summit in July. Secretary General Stoltenberg discussed the broad range of urgent and complex challenges facing the Alliance, outlining several bold and innovative steps NATO must take to respond to the rapidly evolving transatlantic security environment.

    Stoltenberg was appointed Secretary General of NATO in 2014. Throughout his career, he served twice as Prime Minister of Norway, and has held a number of international assignments, including Chair of the UN High-Level Panel on System-Wide Coherence, Chair of the High-Level Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing, and UN Special Envoy on Climate Change.

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  • Adjusting NATO’s Nuclear Policies: A Five Step Program

    As the Wales Summit recognized, NATO faces a potential threat of attack by conventional force elements, both in traditional formations and in the form of “little green men.”
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  • Foreign Minister: Poland Wants to be 'Protected Right Now'

    Excerpts from interview of Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski by Judy Dempsey, Senior Associate at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of "Strategic Europe."
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  • Restoring NATO’s Power and Purpose

    On March 15, the Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative hosted an off-the-record workshop on Restoring NATO’s Power and Purpose, a joint study chaired by General James L. Jones and Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns aimed at developing an ambitious new strategy for NATO. The workshop, moderated by Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson, convened a select group of senior experts and US and European government officials with deep experience on NATO issues.

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  • Defense and Deterrence on NATO’s Eastern Flank

    On February 1, the Atlantic Council hosted a private strategy session with the Undersecretary of State from the Polish Ministry of National Defense, Tomasz Szatkowski.

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