Robust, Ready and Resilient? The NATO Brussels Summit in Retrospect
24 June 2021
Over the past years, NATO has adapted its deterrence and defence posture in response to a changing security environment. Successive NATO Summit declarations have illustrated the extent to which the Alliance has strengthened its role as the framework for the collective defence of the Euro-Atlantic area. And it continues to be the main forum for transatlantic security consultations and decisions. Yet political consultation and all three of NATO’s core tasks remain high on the agenda. Work continues to increase investment, strengthen deterrence and defence, and adapt the posture and capabilities of Allied armed forces. Similarly, efforts continue to strengthen the resilience of Allied nations and societies to help maintain a credible defence posture.
This Egmont expert exchange will review the outcomes of the NATO Brussels Summit in the company of the Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning Patrick Turner and EPRS security & defence analyst Tania Latici. It will explore the further strengthening of the Alliance’s deterrence and defence posture now underway, and also address the question of how to build the resilience of Allied nations and societies in support thereof.
Programme (indicative timings only)
16h30 Introductory remarks by Alexander Mattelaer, Egmont Senior Research Fellow and Vice-Dean Brussels School of Governance
16h35 Keynote address by Patrick Turner, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning
16h50 Discussion by Tania Latici, Security and Defence Analyst European Parliamentary Research Service and Egmont Associate Fellow
17h00 Q&A expert discussion with the audience
17h45 Concluding remarks by Alexander Mattelaer, Egmont Senior Research Fellow and Vice-Dean Brussels School of Governance
Please note that this Egmont expert exchange is held under the Chatham House rule, meaning that you are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker, nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.