The NATO summit in Madrid was a historic summit. The Atlantic Alliance adopted its new strategic concept in a radically different context from the strategic environment of 12 years ago, when, in 2010, the Alliance’s last strategic concept had defined a ‘reset’ policy with Russia. Now, the Atlantic Alliance is faced with the return of war in Europe, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine marking the Alliance’s new strategic orientation and confirming the deterioration of relations with Russia. In defining the new strategic concept, what decisions were taken at the Madrid summit? How did the main European member states respond? And how do Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Paris and Warsaw position themselves in this new strategic context? This IDN Brief brings together a number of national and foreign experts to answer these and other questions.
IDN Brief - July 2022