Dr Klaus Wittmann, ret. Bundeswehr Brigadier General argues that while NATO would be right to retain the three core tasks in the 2010 Strategic Concept: Collective Defence, Crisis Management, Cooperative Security, it should agree on two new tasks: Consultation and Resilience, and that clear instruction must come from today’s Brussels summit.
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Ahead of the NATO Summit, five members of the ELN’s senior network share their views and analysis
As the Biden administration completes its first 100 days in office—an early benchmark of the Presidency—the future of transatlantic relations looks much rosier than it did before the US elections. Revamping EU-US cooperation will therefore require careful examination of Europe’s strive towards strategic autonomy.
At a time when great power rivalry and increased threats face the Euro-Atlantic region, the absence of structured cooperation with the EU in the Integrated Review risks weakening European security and undermining the UK’s long-term strategic interests. The UK Government should establish a clear Europe strategy that has security and foreign policy cooperation at its core.
The UK Government’s change in nuclear policy could raise difficult questions with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) community
For the first time since the Cold War, the UK’s Integrated Review increases the limit for British nuclear warheads. While Russia’s nuclear doctrine and emerging technologies seem to be the most important driver behind the decision, it will be difficult for the UK Government to justify how this fits with NPT disarmament obligations.