AGENDA (2018)

NORTH ATLANTIC COUNCIL

  • Time for a new Strategic Concept
  • NATO’s southern dimension: Syria, Iraq and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS
  • NATO’s eastern dimension: assuring allies and deterring Russia
  • NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism
  • NATO and European/global migration – the strategic view

POLITICAL 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: burden-sharing and the 2% GDP defence spending pledge
  • Ballistic missile defence
  • NATO exercise schedule, 2018 and beyond
  • Afghanistan: allied contributions to Operation Resolute Support
  • Maritime security: an enhanced role for NATO in the Mediterranean and Black Seas

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
  • Nuclear powered commercial and military vessels in the High North

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
  • NATO capacity building: a role in post-ISIS Iraq

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
  • NATO and cyber-security
  • NATO and European/global migration
  • NATO and climate change