NATO is confronting the most rapid negative change in its security environment since its founding, compelling Allies to refocus on collective defense in Europe and re-examine the relevance of NATO’s strategy. While this effort started in advance of NATO’s previous summit in Wales, the Alliance’s latest adaptation has only just begun. The crises of today combined with long-term trends require both urgency to NATO’s responses and a sustained commitment to its transformation. NATO’s July 2016 Warsaw Summit offers a compelling opportunity to significantly advance this adaptation.
On March 24 to 26, the Atlantic Council and NATO Allied Command Transformation convened NATO’s top political and military leadership with policy experts from across the Alliance for the NATO Transformation Seminar (NTS) to discuss the strategic challenges NATO will likely face over the near to long term.
The White Paper Next Steps in NATO’s Transformation: To the Warsaw Summit and Beyond analyzes the key findings gleaned from NTS, providing a potential agenda for NATO’s ongoing work in the run-up to the 2016 Warsaw Summit.