AGENDA (2017)

NORTH ATLANTIC COUNCIL

  • Toward a new Strategic Concept
  • NATO’s southern dimension: the Syria/Iraq/ISIS nexus and support for Turkey; A NATO role in the Black Sea; defense capacity building in the Middle East and North Africa
  • NATO’s eastern dimension: assuring allies and deterring Russia

POLITICAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

  • Relations with the European Union (taking forward the 2016 Joint Declaration)
  • Enlargement (1): Georgia and Ukraine
  • Enlargement (2): Macedonia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • NATO intelligence sharing for decision-making

MILITARY COMMITTEE

  • Assurance measures (the Readiness Action Plan, the Very-High Readiness Joint Task Force, Enhanced Forward Presence, Tailored Forward Presence)
  • Investing in Defence (the defence investment pledge and Smart Defence)
  • NATO exercise schedule, 2017 and beyond
  • Afghanistan and Operation Resolute Support
  • A functional assessment of the NATO command structure

NUCLEAR PLANNING GROUP

  • The future of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe
  • Contemporary nuclear threats
  • Updating the Deterrence and Defence Posture Review (DDPR)
  • Nuclear exercises
  • NATO no-first use

PARTNERSHIPS AND COOPERATIVE SECURITY COMMITTEE

  • Restructuring Partnerships (PfP, Maghreb, Gulf and Global Partners)
  • NATO’s relations with NORDEFCO and the African Union
  • Integrating NATO Partners in NATO operations: taking forward the Partnership Interoperability Initiative

COMMITTEE ON EMERGING SECURITY CHALLENGES

  • NATO’s role in energy security
  • NATO’s role in Arctic security
  • A NATO role in the face of famine, pandemics and natural disasters
  • Taking forward the Commitment to Enhance Resilience
  • Taking forward the Concept for Counter-Terrorism