The Madrid Summit: NATO’s New Strategic Concept
NATO will adopt its new Strategic Concept at the 2022 Madrid Summit. As part of the preparations for the new document, an official report titled “NATO 2030: United for a New Era” shared the new priorities of the Alliance with the public in November 2020. The report recommends to the allies to update the Concept regarding the emerging challenge of China, terrorism in all its forms, and increasing role of hybrid threats. It also urges NATO members to be ready not just militarily but also politically. In the context of the Russia-Ukraine war and other challenges facing the alliance, the Concept is expected to clarify NATO’s strategic vision to be implemented in the years ahead.
Which security challenges will define the Alliance’s updated key document? How will the new Strategic Concept help achieve unity mentioned in the 2020 report? How will the new security environment drive NATO’s strategic adaptation and military development?
The SETA Foundation at Washington DC is pleased to host a panel of distinguished experts to discuss the implications of NATO’s new Strategic Concept.
Charles A. Kupchan, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Mustafa Kibaroğlu, Professor, MEF University
Kadir Üstün, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington, DC