Jamie Shea in the spotlight

Q&A on emerging security challenges

  • 11 Mar. 2014 -
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  • Last updated: 11 Mar. 2014 12:57

Dr Jamie Shea has been working with NATO since 1980 in a wide range of areas including external relations, press and media, and policy planning, and currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary General for the Emerging Security Challenges Division. This division was established in 2010 to deal with a growing range of non-traditional risks and challenges including terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, cyber defence and energy security.

Here he answers five questions about NATO’s role in tackling 21st century security threats and about what keeps him awake at night.

The “Leaders in the Spotlight” series is a project developed by Young Professionals in Foreign Policy in cooperation with NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division.

Question 1

What are NATO's processes for defining emerging security challenges?

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Question 2

Where and how should NATO engage with the world in the twenty-first century? What should NATO's scope be, given today's security environment?

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Question 3

What concrete capabilities is NATO developing to counter emerging security challenges? Will NATO actually have capabilities in this area or will it act as a coordinating mechanism?

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Question 4

What emerging security threat keeps you awake at night?

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Question 5

What role can NATO play in countering cyber threats?

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