NEWPORT—WARSAW—BRUSSELS: NATO IN DEFENCE OF PEACE IN EUROPE
28 FEB 2019 Report
Almost three years after the historic Warsaw summit of 8–9 July 2016, NATO follows a path of change and aims to increase its ability to respond to the full spectrum of threats—politico-military, asymmetric, non-military—coming from any geographical direction. The decisions taken in Warsaw are being swiftly implemented and NATO is undergoing a sea change in all its key dimensions: its overall military capacity, readiness to respond quickly to threats, policy of support of partner countries, and cooperation with the EU.
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This report analyses the process of the adaptation of NATO to revolutionary changes in its security environment that has taken place between 2014 and 2018. It consists of individual profiles of the 29 NATO members in which the approach of a given country to the pivotal issues on the Alliance’s agenda is analysed. In its opening chapter, the report also depicts a broader background of changes in the security environment, which were the impulse for NATO adaptation, main challenges to that process and chief decisions of the summits in Newport in 2014, Warsaw in2016 and Brussels in 2018.