GLOBSEC is proud to present to you the GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative, led by General (Retd) John R. Allen. This project is GLOBSEC´s foremost contribution to debates about the future of our Alliance. Given the substantial changes within the global security environment, GLOBSEC has undertaken a year-long project, following its annual Spring conference and the July NATO Summit in Warsaw, to explore challenges faced by the Alliance in adapting to a very different strategic environment than that of any time since the end of the Cold War.
The Initiative envisages a series of policy papers to be released over the next several months which will address the nature of NATO adaptation and the challenges it must overcome if it is to remain a viable and credible alliance for the peace and stability in the transatlantic area. The policy papers published within the framework of Initiative on the NATO Adaptation process are authored by the Initiative´s Steering Committee members: General John Allen, General Wolf Langheld, Professor Dr Julian Lindley-French, Admiral Giampaolo di Paola, Ambassador Tomáš Valášek and other acclaimed authorities from the field of global security and strategy. The aim of the involvement of such a wide array of experts is to reinforce the unique partnership between policy-makers, military leaders and leading academics and commentators. These policy papers will prelude and result with the publication of the Initiative’s Steering Committee Recommendation Two Pager, ad interim report presented at GLOBSEC 2017 Bratislava Forum and the Main Paper – Report, prepared by Professor Dr Lindley-French, to be launched in fall 2017.
These outputs will be augmented by shorter policy papers (on cybersecurity, A2/AD capability, hybrid warfare, space, strategic communications) prepared by the GLOBSEC Policy Institute between January and May 2017.