NATO’s cohesion through 2035 and beyond.

On the 31st May 2017 young experts were invited by Allied Transformation Command NATO to participate in the workshop: NATO’s Cohesion. Risks and Opportunities through 2035 and beyond

Participants were tackling with the question: Which factors are likely to affect NATO’s cohesion through 2035 and beyond?

  • Major risks to NATO’s cohesion through 2035 and beyond
  • How these risks to NATO’s cohesion may relate to one another in terms of severity and probability
  • How NATO can improve its cohesion

In the workshop have participated Mr. Fleischer – The IFIS President.  The aim of an organized workshop was to help NATO identify and evaluate future risks and opportunities to Alliance cohesion.

About the ACT Innovative Hub project

Cohesion is arguably the strategic centre of gravity of the Alliance. This study aims to understand what the risks and the opportunities to NATO’s cohesion are through 2035 and beyond. Developed in connection with the guiding document Framework for Future Alliance Operation (FFAO), the study is particularly interested in the perspective of the future young leaders. Security trends identified in the NATO’s Strategic Foresight Analysis 2017 constitute its point of departure in analyzing Alliance cohesion in the future. In the context of the rapidly changing and increasingly complex security environment, NATO nations will likely face growing nationalism and populism, which could result in widening social inequalities and polarized societies. Fractured societies are likely to have divergent threat perceptions. Lastly, inequitable sharing of the security burden may continue to damage Euro-Atlantic relations.