Nicholas Williams, OBE is a Senior Associate Fellow for the European Leadership Network (ELN). He was a long-serving member of NATO’s International Staff, most recently as Head of Operations for Afghanistan and Iraq. Prior to this, Nick served in senior positions in NATO, EU, and British missions in Afghanistan, Bosnia Herzegovina, and Iraq. He began his career in the British Ministry of Defence working on defence policy and planning issues, with multiple secondments to NATO functions during the Cold War and to the French Ministry of Defence in its aftermath.
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YGLN member Katarina Kertysova and ELN Senior Associated Fellows Nick Williams and Simon Lunn have joined this episode of the East West Coffee Shop to talk about the NATO Summit on June 14 and about the new/updated Strategic Concept. They address what topics will be high on the agenda and how...
The NATO Summit on 14 June will be the first of the post-Trump “NATO is obsolete” era. While the optics for a successful summit are good, Nicholas Williams and Simon Lunn consider its substance.
Among the hopes and expectations that the election of President Biden has triggered, further enlargement of NATO is, for security in Europe, one of the most significant and problematic. In advance of the NATO Summit in June, Nick Williams argues that NATO’s door must remain open but further enlargements should wait until stricter conditions are defined and fulfilled.