Nummer 3, 2023
This edition of Atlantisch Perspectief looks back at the NATO summit in Vilnius last July. Authors from NATO Headquarters provide insight into the strategic considerations that underpin the summit decisions. With contributions from scholars from Finland, Lithuania and Portugal, it becomes clear how different countries have approached these decisions from a national point of view. The affordability of the new NATO plans is also considered. Finally, China and the Indo-Pacific region are taken into account in light of long-term structural power changes.
In dit nummer / In this issue:
- Strengthening NATO in a more unpredictable world: the Vilnius Summit
- Measured success and lingering concerns: Reflections on a “historic” Vilnius NATO summit
- NATO, the Southern Flank and the Global South
- NATO’S Vilnius Summit: the consequences for the allies
- Finland’s changed geopolitical position
- The essence of credible deterrence and defense: Resilience and enablement at NATO after the Vilnius summit
- Vilnius autopsy: not the nineties
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NATO Allies need to prepare for a world with long-term structural changes in the distribution of power in the international system, argues Paul van Hooft.
NATO’s role in facilitating resilience and enablement in the context of collective defense is more important today than it has been at any point since the end of the Cold War, Pete Williams and Michal...
Finland’s NATO membership will mark a major geopolitical change in the Baltic Sea and the Arctic, argues Markku Kangaspuro. He warns that a focus on military means distracts from another important security challenge: climate change.
Dick Zandee analyzes the consequences of NATO’s new requirements on budgets, force structure, capabilities, and military presence on the Eastern Flank. Those new requirements are a radical change for NATO’s deterrence and defense posture.
Although Vilnius mostly focused on ‘traditional’ deterrence and defense, NATO realizes that there are other threats and challenges beyond Russia, argues Luis Tomé. Allies are not neglecting the Southern Flank.
The decisions made in Vilnius ensure NATO continues its essential role as the foundation of Allies’ freedom and security, writes Benedetta Berti in an overview of the summit.
While the Vilnius summit may not have been the anticipated historical landmark, its decisions might as well be defined as a “glass half full” from the Lithuanian perspective, argues Margarita Šešelgytė.