What is the NATO Strategic Concept?

  • 14 Jun. 2022 -
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  • Last updated: 04 May. 2023 15:47

"In a more complex and contested world, shaping a new strategic concept really gives us more clarity, it gives us more cohesion and of course it prepares us to tackle the challenges of today and of tomorrow." Benedetta Berti, Head of Policy Planning in the Office of the NATO Secretary General, explains the nature and purpose of the NATO Strategic Concept.

NATO Experts | What is the NATO Strategic Concept?

NATO’s Strategic Concept is a key document that reaffirms NATO’s values and purpose, assesses the security environment and guides NATO’s approach to the threats, challenges and opportunities ahead. Since the adoption of the previous Strategic Concept in 2010, the security reality has changed significantly. Agreed in 2022, NATO’s updated Strategic Concept responds to the current international security environment.