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The Atlantic Council and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, in partnership with NATO Public Diplomacy Division’s NATO Engages Series, hosted a conversation with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
At the event, the Secretary General launched his reflection on strengthening the Alliance in an increasingly competitive world. COVID-19 has accelerated existing global trends and tensions, from Russia’s continued military activity, to China’s increasingly assertive actions. At the same time, we face an array of global disruptors from international terrorism to cyber-attacks and disinformation, and from global health crises to climate change. During the event, the Secretary General discussed how NATO is embracing this new normal and how the Alliance will continue to keep people safe in the next decade and beyond.
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New Atlanticist Jun 8, 2020
NATO secretary general unveils his vision for the Alliance’s future
By David A. Wemer
On June 8, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg laid out his plans for a new period of reflection on the Alliance’s mission and structure over the next ten years. At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated certain security threats to member states, including “unabated” Russian military activity, the spread of disinformation and propaganda, and the disruptive ascendance of China, NATO “must stay strong militarily, be more united politically, and take a broader approach globally,” he stated.
In-Depth Research & Reports Jun 2, 2020
Geometries of deterrence: Assessing defense arrangements in Europe’s northeast
By Hans Binnendijk and Conor Rodihan
Nations in Europe’s northeast cooperate through a variety of multilateral security and defense arrangements. “Geometries of Deterrence” assesses how these arrangements individually and collectively contribute to deterrence and defense in Northeastern Europe.
Report Dec 12, 2019
Managed competition: Meeting China’s challenge in a multi-vector world
By Franklin D. Kramer
Understanding and responding to the challenges China presents requires a broad perspective, recognizing the interaction of economic, diplomatic, and security issues.
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.