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On 30 January 2015, Jens Stoltenberg launched his first ‘Annual Report’ as NATO Secretary General. The report gives an overview of the Alliance’s achievements and initiatives in 2014 as well as the challenges it faced. This assessment of Alliance activities focuses on three areas: providing assurance to Allies and building security through operations, working to ensure that the Alliance is prepared with the right capabilities to address whatever challenges may come, and enhancing cooperation with partners around the world.more
The Wales Summit Guide, in the context of the crisis in Ukraine and growing instability across the Middle East and North Africa, provides background information on capabilities and a new Readiness Action Plan, reinforced partnerships and the Alliance’s ongoing military operations.more
31 December 2014 - This is a compilation of online A-Z pages, which explain every aspect of NATO: its origin and fundamental security tasks, policies and decision-making processes, peace-support and crisis-management operations; how it tackles threats and develops capabilities; its partnerships and cooperative activities; and its civilian and military structures, specialised organisations and agencies, and its programmes and activities.more
On 27 January 2014, Anders Fogh Rasmussen launched his ‘Annual Report’, which gives an overview of the Alliance’s achievements and initiatives in 2013, as well as the challenges it faced. This assessment of Alliance activities focuses on four areas: how NATO is building security through operations, broadening its relationship with partners, developing smart solutions to security challenges and adapting to austerity, and reforming to ensure that it is efficient and effective.more
On 31 January 2013, Anders Fogh Rasmussen launched his ‘Annual Report’, which gives an overview of the Alliance’s achievements and initiatives in 2012, as well as the challenges it faced. This assessment of Alliance activities focuses on three areas: current crisis management operations in which the Alliance is engaged; military capabilities, which are examined against the background of the financial crisis; and NATO’s partnerships and developing cooperation with a broader range of partners.more
On 26 January, Anders Fogh Rasmussen launched the first ever ‘Annual Report’, which gives a brief overview of NATO’s principal achievements and challenges in 2011. This assessment of Alliance activities focuses on four areas: NATO operations, emerging security challenges, the modernization of NATO – its structures and capabilities - as well as NATO’s growing partnerships.more
The 2010 Strategic Concept 'Active Engagement, Modern Defence' is a very clear and resolute statement on NATO's values and strategic objectives for the next decade. Collective defence, crisis management and cooperative security are the Alliance's essential core tasks in today's transformed security environment, an environment the Alliance is equipping itself for both politically and militarily.more
A compilation of key NATO strategy documents to understand the evolution and future development of NATO's strategic orientation. The collection includes the North Atlantic Treaty (1949), NATO's previous Strategic Concepts (1991 and 1999), the 2006 Comprehensive Political Guidance document and the 2009 Declaration on Alliance Security.more
More than five decades since its founding, it is hard to imagine that NATO did not always have the complex military and political structures that have long been key features of its decision-making process. This issue examines the evolution of the work and structures of the top military decision makers of the Alliance through to 1989.more
Opinion & Analysis
NATO Review is a free online magazine offering opinion and analysis on current security challenges. It publishes videos, articles, timelines, maps, podcasts, cartoons and more. Published under the authority of the Secretary General, NATO Review contributes to a constructive discussion of Euro-Atlantic security issues, and does not represent official opinion or policy of member governments, or of NATO.NATO Review
The report of the Group of Experts on NATO's new Strategic Concept comprises a summary of findings and a more detailed discussion of and recommendations on key issues, such as the security environment, core tasks, partnerships and Alliance capabilities. The report was aimed at assisting the Secretary General in drafting a new Strategic Concept for NATO, to be agreed by Allies at the Lisbon Summit in November 2010.more