NEWS



NATO's New Strategic Concept

22-11-2010

At the Summit Conference in Lisbon on 19 and 20 November, NATO heads of state and government formally accepted a new Strategic Concept for the next ten years, in accordance with an agreement reached in 2009 (As discussed in my "Western Cooperation Origins and History" on pages 238-240 with documentary reference to doc. II.3.29). The Concept had been prepared and discussed extensively in a special group of advisers. The text of the Report will be the subject of my next item. As was the case with the Strategic Concepts of 1991 and 1999, the new Concept is an open document prepared openly. As a consequence it is bound to state general principles rather than give detailed strategic guidelines. NATO Summits, especially since 1989, are declared to be historic, path-breaking and steps towards major reforms. Still the new strategic concept looks quite similar to the previous one. The most important strategic decision (a missile defence system) was left to agreement after the visit of Russian President Medvedev, both referred to in two follow-up news items.
Download Document



Back 
Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau

Email

  • Cultural Diplomacy: Waging war by other means?
  • Order Book
  • The Illusions of Détente,
  • Order Book
  • Western Cooperation
  • Order Book
  • Sporen van de Twintigste Eeuw
  • Order Book
  • European Unification into the twenty first Century...
  • Order Book
  • De geest van Christus leeft in Europa
  • Order Book
  • Neither Justice nor Order
  • Order Book

Western Cooperation

Footprints of the twentieth Century

Description

Professor Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau presents the history of Western Cooperation around a central theme: the effort of realist idealists to replace power politics by closer cooperation between democracies.

Cultural Diplomacy: Waging war by other means?,

Footprints of the twentieth Century

Description

The peaceful collapse of the Soviet totalitarian, communist system has been a watershed of historic proportions in Europe and the world.