Event Recap

New Atlanticist

Jun 7, 2021

Secretary General Stoltenberg explains why NATO is getting serious about cyber and China ‘is not an adversary’

By Daniel Malloy

Jens Stoltenberg appeared at the Atlantic Council’s Washington headquarters ahead of next week’s NATO summit in Brussels and on a US trip that is also scheduled to include an Oval Office visit with President Joe Biden.

China Cybersecurity

The Atlantic Council’s Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, and NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division hosted a conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on June 7 , 2021.

On June 14, NATO heads of state and government gathered in Brussels for a unique opportunity to reinforce NATO as the essential link between Europe and North America. During their meetings, allied leaders were expected to take decisions on the substantive and forward-looking NATO 2030 agenda to deal with the challenges of today and tomorrow. Ahead of the Summit and on his first visit to Washington since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary General Stoltenberg joined the Atlantic Council to outline his vision for the future of the Alliance and discuss the NATO 2030 agenda. 

The Scowcroft Center’s Transatlantic Security Initiative presented this live event as part of the Atlantic Council’s #ACFrontPage  event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders and championing constructive solutions to global challenges. 

In partnership with


H.E. Jens Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General

In conversation with

Lara Seligman

Pentagon Reporter, POLITICO

An #ACFrontPage Event

Atlantic Council Front Page is our premier live ideas platform for global leaders to discuss the defining challenges of our time. #ACFrontPage is a high-level event series featuring top newsmakers across multiple digital platforms. Harnessing the convening power and expertise of the Council’s sixteen programs and centers, #ACFrontPage leverages the Council’s capabilities in social media, press, and digital outreach to spotlight the world’s most prominent leaders and the most compelling ideas across sectors and engage new audiences eager for nonpartisan and constructive solutions to current global challenges. This widely promoted program features the Council’s most important guests and content serving as the highlight of our programming.

The Transatlantic Security Initiative, in the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, shapes and influences the debate on the greatest security challenges facing the North Atlantic Alliance and its key partners.