For the occasion of the NATO Special Meeting in May 2017, ATA has published a dedicated monograph where high level policy makers and experts tackle the strategic issues of the summit. This publication was distributed to all the delegations and representatives that were taking part to closed-doors discussions and parallel meetings that took place before and during the Summit.

Contents

Foreword
JENS STOLTENBERG
Secretary General, NATO

Introductions
Fabrizio W Luciolli
President of the Atlantic Treaty Association

General Petr Pavel
Chairman, NATO Military Committee

Jason Wiseman
Secretary General of the Atlantic
Treaty Association

Simon Michel
Co-editor, NATO: Projecting Stability

PROJECTING STABILITY

SPECIAL MEETING UPDATE
Highlights from the Meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government – the first be hosted at the new NATO headquarters in Brussels

THE TRANSATLANTIC PARTNERSHIP – CORNERSTONE OF THE NATO ALLIANCE
Frank debate about the basic principles, concepts and objectives of the Transatlantic Partnership is crucial to its success and relevance to NATO, says Arnold H Kammel

HYBRID WARFARE AND COOPERATION WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION
Dr Federico Yaniz explains the coordinated approach being formulated between NATO and the European Union to counter hybrid warfare

NATO-RUSSIA RELATIONS: A LONG ROAD THROUGH DETERRENCE TO DIALOGUE
To achieve European peace and stability, conflicts of interest between NATO and Russia must be addressed, writes Marko Mihkelson

BUILDING CAPACITY TO COUNTER TERRORISM
The Honourable Hugh Segal explores NATO’s proud history of strengthening stability and prosperity among member states

ADAPTING THE NATO READINESS ACTION PLAN
Mike Bryant highlights NATO’s eorts to reinforce its ability to provide collective defence via an enhanced military capability

STANDING GUARD
Simon Michell considers how, over the years, NATO has established and adapted an agile force structure and technological infrastructure that defends member states from attack on a daily basis

CRISIS MANAGEMENT: PROJECTING STABILITY AND STRENGTHENING SECURITY
From floods, fires and refugees to airspace incursions and instability on its borders, the NATO Alliance has established a process, methodology and skill set to deal with some of the most intractable challenges on the planet

COLLECTIVE DEFENCE – NATO’S MISSION

DETERRING RUSSIA: NATO’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE
Stratfor’s Omar Lamrani and Sim Tack say coherent tactics need to be employed by NATO if it is to dissuade Russia from exing its muscles, but there are cracks in the current approach

NEW THREATS TO SECURITY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE ALLIANCE
NATO defence ministers recognise that new security challenges require a new command structure. ATA Macedonia’s Ilija Djugumanov and Marija Jankuloska look at how this organisational enhancement could be shaped