We will ensure that NATO is able to effectively address the specific challenges posed by hybrid warfare threats, where a wide range of overt and covert military, paramilitary, and civilian measures are employed in a highly integrated design. We continue to call on Russia to reverse its recognition of the South Ossetia and Abkhazia regions of Georgia as independent states and to withdraw its forces from Georgia.
You did mention cyber, but cyber information, economic coercion, etcetera, etcetera. KFOR will continue to contribute to a safe and secure environment and freedom of movement in Kosovo in close cooperation with the Kosovo authorities and the EU, as agreed.
Greater co-ordination, cooperation, and complementarity with relevant international organisations, including the EU, in line with the relevant decisions taken, as well as work with partner and non-partner nations, will be an important element of the implementation of the Alliance Maritime Strategy.
Two Finnish experts share some of the lessons Finland has learned in recent years. And we see troop manoeuvres in the neighbourhood of Ukraine.
So the North Atlantic Council has convened, and we have had consultations on… on this issue. But the Treaty risks being undermined by disappointment at the slow pace of nuclear disarmament, while at the same time the role of nuclear weapons in international politics is growing.
Because I was at the German Marshall Fund meeting at the end of March, and their General Breedlove really gave an impression, sitting publicly for the first time, that this had all come at a… as an amazing shock, and NATO was really struggling.
We are committed to further enhancing our cooperation, both at the political and operational level, in all areas of common interest. It is a very good question, and we have also worked on… on that. And I think there is a lesson to be learned also when we are speaking about Afghanistan, namely the need for continued presence, as we have now decided to establish a train, advise, assist mission to continue to help the Afghan forces.
And I'll take one last question, which I suspect might not… not last question, but one question might be on this issue … front. Now, I've seen a lot of hands go up, and I think I've got pretty much all of them listed here, but if I do, that's a good 11 or so questions.
If we Europeans want the United States to remain committed to European security, we must show a commitment to pick up our part of the bill. Based on solidarity, Alliance cohesion, and the indivisibility of our security, NATO remains the transatlantic framework for strong collective defence and the essential forum for security consultations and decisions among Allies.
Apart from economic sanctions, what are your plans? Georgia's northern neighbor, Russiaopposed the closer ties, including those expressed at the Bucharest summit where NATO members promised that Georgia would eventually join the organization.
We will also continue to promote transparency, accountability, and integrity in the defence sectors of interested nations through the Building Integrity programme. So it just emphasizes how important it is to continue to develop a strong international cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
But I have one additional remark on shale gas because I have met Allies who can report that Russia, as part of their sophisticated information and disinformation operations, engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organizations, environmental organizations working against shale gas, obviously to maintain European dependence on imported Russian gas.
The 8 June parliamentary elections were largely in line with international standards and an important milestone. And I think, at least in my lifetime, nations will preserve that as a national, sovereign responsibility.
We continue to support the legitimate aspirations of the peoples in this region for peace, security, democracy, justice, prosperity, and the preservation of their identity. Our Wales Summit will be an opportunity to demonstrate that NATO remains an essential source of stability in an unpredictable world.
We remain open to welcoming new members from the Mediterranean and the broader Middle East region to these frameworks. We agree to reverse the trend of declining defence budgets, to make the most effective use of our funds and to further a more balanced sharing of costs and responsibilities.
Can I pick up on Zunia's point, which is the point I was going to build on myself, about smart, nimble thinking? They will take full responsibility by the end of this year, but we will continue to assist them.
This will also include enhancing strategic communications, developing exercise scenarios in light of hybrid threats, and strengthening coordination between NATO and other organisations, in line with relevant decisions taken, with a view to improving information sharing, political consultations, and staff-to-staff coordination.
At a time when the values and principles that underpin the major institutions in the Euro-Atlantic area are being challenged, Allies emphasised the need to work together to ensure our shared goal of a Europe whole, free and at peace.President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization starting on Wednesday.
He’s been outspoken about his disdain for the military alliance. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO / ˈ n eɪ t oʊ /; French: Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries.
The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April NATO. Future NATO is a series of initiatives and events that brings new voices to the discussion on NATO’s future. The Council has hosted Future Leaders Summits alongside every recent NATO Summit, creating a unique public diplomacy platform and offering rising.
InRAND wargamed scenarios which showed that Russia could overrun Latvia and Lithuania and Estonia in about 60 hours. RAND has a analysis of how Russia is continuing to outmatch NATO and the USA in the Baltics.
Poland and the Baltic countries are increasing their armies by about 30%. Allied Command Transformation official Web Site.
NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Transformation Headquarters held a change of command ceremony on Sept. 11, "Clearly NATO has never been more relevant, but it has never been more challenged by threats that are more dangerous than ever in its history.
The key component of the Alliance —mutual trust and confidence— needs to be restored.Download