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NATO. Unus pro Omnibus, Omnes pro Uno: One for All, All for One

NATO has difficult choices to make as it prepares a new strategic concept. At their summit in Brussels, NATO heads of state and government were clear that they would continue to respond militarily to the threat to Euro-Atlantic security posed by Russia, but less certain about how they should deal with the challenges from China or the arc of instability to NATO’s south.


Rajmund Andrzejczak

Chief of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces

Baiba Braže
Baiba Braže

Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy, NATO

Philippe Errera

Director General for Political and Security Affairs, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France

JJ Green
J.J. Green

National Security Correspondent at WTOP 


Jana Puglierin

Senior Policy Fellow and the Head of the Berlin office, European Council on Foreign Relations

  • How should the Alliance address these security concerns and find an appropriate balance between them?
  • Is a collective NATO response even possible, and how should responsibilities for dealing with these challenges be shared with the EU?
  • What should it learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, and should it enhance its role in internal crisis management to deal with future eventualities?
  • Does it have a role in broader security issues such as climate change and energy?
  • Or should it focus more on its core mission of deterrence and collective defence?
  • Should NATO become more political and make itself a key forum for transatlantic exchanges on a broader range of security topics?
  • What are the practical implications of these decisions for the Alliance and the Allies? What opportunities do emerging technologies offer?
  • Will defence budgets be adequate?

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