Robust, Ready and Resilient? The NATO Brussels Summit in Retrospect

Thursday 24 June 2021, 16:30 to 17:45

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-BSoG 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.

Please note that this a closed-door session, by invite only.