The Shadow NATO Summit IV

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Saturday, June 9, 2018 (All day)

The Shadow NATO Summit IV

NATO’s 360-degree approach to deterrence and collective defence: over-stretched and under-powered?

Hosted by BASIC, ICCS Birmingham, NATO Watch and Kings College London

9 July 2018
King’s College London
War Studies Meeting Room, 6th Floor King’s Building
London WC2R 2LS

Overview:

NATO appears to be trying to address security challenges from many different directions. Its agenda includes a more assertive and unpredictable Russia, an arc of instability across the Middle East and North Africa, international terrorism, missile and nuclear weapon proliferation, the threat of cyber-attacks and a continuing mission in Afghanistan. In seeking to maintain an all-round, 360-degree perspective is NATO in danger of losing its way? The alliance of 29 states is not only bound by a pledge of collective defence but has defined itself by a set of common values and a membership composed of human rights-respecting democracies. But can an alliance, originally designed to contain the Soviet Union and ostensibly organised around democratic ideals, endure attacks on democratic governance and the rule of law by a growing subset of its members? In seeking to meet myriad external challenges and maintain internal cohesion at a time when core values are fracturing, is NATO over-stretched and under-powered? In advance of the upcoming NATO Summit in Brussels on 11-12 July, this workshop will examine these trends in transatlantic security, nuclear weapons proliferation and the attitudes and assumptions underlying current NATO policy

REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY 4 JULY 2018

Places are limited - To register, please email Zara Rizvi at BASIC: zrizvi@basicint.org, stating your full name, occupation, organisation and preferred contact email.

A detailed programme can be downloaded below.

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