Strategic Concept

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NATO's "Strategic Concept" is its core mission statement, and the current 1999 version predates the 9/11 attacks on the United States and the sending of NATO forces to Afghanistan. The 60th Anniversary NATO Summit held in Strasbourg/Kehl in April 2009 launched the process that will lead to a new NATO Strategic Concept in late 2010 or early 2011. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Strategic Concept policy area. Also see and comment on NATO Watch’s Citizens Declaration of Alliance Security.

14th
Aug
2014

NATO nears agreement on reassurance measures for Eastern Europe

In an interview with Reuters on Wednesday, Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski sa

16th
Jun
2014

‘Looking towards the Wales Summit’: “NATO must be a full-spectrum Alliance”

Speech by NATO Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Vershbow at the NATO Defence College in Rome on 13 June 2014

30th
May
2014

US lawmakers urge NATO to buy French warships

By Ian Davis, NATO Watch

4th
Nov
2013

Four questions not answered by NATO Defence Ministers

By Nigel Chamberlain and Ian Davis, NATO Watch

27th
Sep
2013

NATO and the United Nations – Is the balance about right?

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch

Five years of cooperation

19th
Feb
2013

The Vision Thing – NATO Post 2014

By Nigel Chamberlain, NATO Watch