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The Future of NATO: A Strong Alliance in an Unpredictable World

Chatham House, London

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Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary-General, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Chair: Robin Niblett, Director, Chatham House 


In September, the UK will host a summit on the future of NATO. The Wales Summit will chart the course of the alliance as it deals with the long-term implications of Russia’s policy towards Ukraine and prepares to complete its longest combat mission in Afghanistan. The secretary-general will outline the decisions that need to be taken to ensure that the alliance remains fit to face the future. He will set out NATO’s readiness action plan, address the debate on declining defence budgets, and explain how NATO intends to turn a new page in Afghanistan.