The Shadow NATO Summit IV

Monday, July 9, 2018 – 08:30

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 King’s College London

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


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


Places are limitedTo register, please email us: [email protected], stating your full name, occupation, organisation and preferred contact email.

A detailed programme can be downloaded below.

Related files:

Shadow NATO summit draft agenda

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