The Istanbul Cooperation Initiative at 15
16 Dec. 2019NATO took a decisive step in building closer relations with Gulf Cooperation Council countries with the launch in 2004 of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI), which has helped to foster cooperation and deepen common understanding.
A new era for NATO intelligence
29 Oct. 2019As NATO faces the most complex and unpredictable security situation since the end of the Cold War, Allies are fundamentally adapting how NATO produces and delivers intelligence. Arndt Freytag von Loringhoven, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Joint Intelligence and Security, assesses progress.
European security without the INF Treaty
30 Sep. 2019Jacek Durkalec of the Center for Global Security Research assesses the implications for European security of the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.
Strengthening EU-NATO relations
16 Jul. 2019Alex Papaioannou of NATO’s International Staff gives his perspective on the evolution of EU-NATO relations and emphasises that, since 2014, there has been a radical shift in how the institutions work together.
The changing shape of Arctic security
28 Jun. 2019For more than twenty years the Far North was widely viewed as being disconnected from ‘traditional’ hard strategic concerns. But recently the question of whether the Arctic might be viewed as an arena for military competition has reappeared. Marc Lanteigne, Associate Professor of Political Science at The Arctic University of Norway, explains.
A fascinating tale about multilateral politics
14 Jun. 2019Michael Rühle reviews the book “Enduring Alliance: A History of NATO and the Postwar Global Order” by Timothy Andrews Sayle, an assistant professor of history at the University of Toronto.
Working with partners to counter terrorism
16 May. 2019Juliette Bird, head of NATO's Counter Terrorism section for the past eight years, emphasises that links to partners and international organisations are essential for a coherent response to terrorism.
Russian intelligence operations shifting tactics not goals
26 Apr. 2019Russia’s intelligence services remain at the heart of Moscow’s wider political war against the West, intended to disrupt, distract, and demoralise. Mark Galeotti, a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, gives his expert view.
NATO at 70: an opportunity to recalibrate
05 Apr. 2019At 70, NATO is facing a more diverse spectrum of threats than ever before. How can the Alliance help its member states build resilience and develop effective responses to challenges from within and without their borders? Jamie Shea shares his views.
Driving diversity at NATO
07 Mar. 2019Diversity does not happen on its own. It is not just a question of having the right regulations, policy frameworks and directives in place. Champions are needed, who create a spirit of inclusion, at all levels of an organisation. NATO is on the right path, but still has work to do. Tara Nordick and Patrice Billaud-Durand of NATO’s Executive Management Division share their views.
Resilience: the first line of defence
27 Feb. 2019The current unpredictable security environment has led to a renewed focus on civil preparedness. Two experts from NATO’s Defence Policy and Planning Division explain why.
NATO’s role in cyberspace
12 Feb. 2019Cyber threats to Alliance security are becoming more frequent, complex, destructive and coercive. Laura Brent of NATO’s Emerging Security Challenges Division looks at the challenges facing the Alliance and at the steps that have been taken in cyber defence over the past decade. The views expressed are her own.
NATO – ready for anything?
24 Jan. 2019Readiness has been at the top of NATO’s agenda since 2014. Jonathan Hill, a former staff member of NATO’s Operations Division, looks back through history to show that many of the current issues surrounding readiness, successful deterrence and reassurance are not new. The views expressed are his own.
The end of the ''Great Illusion'': Norman Angell and the founding of NATO
14 Jan. 2019In the first half of the 20th century, excessive nationalism, radical ideologies and misguided isolationism plunged Europe into two major wars that set half the world on fire. Today, as these trends are again on the rise, it is instructive to recall how an idealistic pacifist came to the conclusion that a collective defence pact between like-minded countries was the only way to keep the peace. Michael Rühle of NATO’s International Staff tells the story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Norman Angell. The views expressed are his own.