The NATO Forum serves as the Euro-Atlantic community's premier venue for discussion, debate and analysis on issues relating to NATO and its future. The Forum features major public speeches from senior statesmen, roundtable strategy sessions with decision-makers and leading analysis from experts and practitioners from across the Atlantic on matters relating to the Alliance.
Senator Richard Lugar and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen inaugurated the Forum in September 2009 with major policy speeches on the future of the Alliance and NATO's development of a new Strategic Concept. National Security Advisor Jim Jones, Atlantic Council Chairman Chuck Hagel and International Advisory Board Chairman Brent Scowcroft also participated in the Forum. The Forum will continue to highlight major leaders from across the Alliance as part of fostering a public debate about the future of NATO, as well as feature leading thought pieces, policy briefs and publications from prominent experts throughout 2010 and beyond, including members of the Atlantic Council's Strategic Advisors Group.
The NATO Forum is generously sponsored by BAE Systems.
From Siobhan Gorman and Danny Yadron, Wall Street Journal: Iranian-backed hackers have escalated a campaign of cyberassaults against U.S. corporations by launching infiltration and surveillance missions against the computer networks running energy companies
From European Defense Agency: The European Defence Agency (EDA) presented on 24 May 2013 results of its stocktaking study of military cyber defence capabilities.
From DPA: A digital projector shows a virtual war scene on the wall as Redland has attacked Blueland on the continent of Azoria in the middle of the Atlantic and partially occupies the country in a war over raw materials.,
From Adrian Croft, Reuters: European Union governments approved a mission on Wednesday to help Libya improve its border security in response to concerns that Islamist militants and weapons move freely across the North African country's frontier.
From Paul Ames, Global Post: The Boolea attack is fiction, the center-piece of operation Locked Shields, a "live fire" cyber exercise run by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence in late April, to test the rapid response capabilities of allied cyber units.
From Wall Street Journal: Britain plans to mothball its single aircraft carrier and shrink its standing army to a size last seen by Napoleon. France is cutting its rapid deployment forces almost in half.
From American Forces Press Service: Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel hosted the Netherlands’ Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert at the Pentagon today, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said.
NATO FORUM EVENTS
On January 24, the Atlantic Council hosted the Minister of Defense of the Czech Republic, H.E. Alexandr Vondra. He offered a central European perspective on the future of the transatlantic partnership and the key issues facing the alliance in the run-up to the NATO Chicago Summit.
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On January 12, the Atlantic Council hosted H.E. Hans Hillen, the Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, for remarks on NATO defense spending in the context of the Eurozone crisis and the transatlantic economic downturn.
On January 5, the Atlantic Council hosted the United Kingdom’s Secretary of Defense Philip Hammond for his first public remarks in the United States.
On Wednesday, February 2, the Strategic Advisors Group and members of the Atlantic Council expert network met for the third and final workshop of the International Security Program’s project on the future of the United States European Command (EUCOM).
The Program on International Security hosted the second of three workshops to assess how the new NATO Strategic Concept and other initiatives launched at the Lisbon summit will impact the future of the United States European Command (USEUCOM).