Past eventResearch Event

NATO: Charting the Way Forward

25 July 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Chatham House, London


Xenia Wickett, Project Director, US; Acting Dean, Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, Chatham House
Peter Jones, Director for Defence and International Security, Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Dr Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, NATO
Steven Erlanger, London Bureau Chief, New York Times



This event will launch the US Project’s latest research paper on the way ahead for NATO and, in particular, examine what can be achieved at the NATO summit in September. The paper crystallizes the principal findings of a series of workshops and makes recommendations on the next steps for NATO. This event will bring together senior representatives from NATO and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to discuss the paper, respond to its key conclusions, and share their own thoughts on the future of NATO.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception until 19:00.

About the project

2014 is a pivotal year for NATO.  Prompted by defence austerity, Russian activities in Ukraine, and the conclusion of NATO’s major operations in Afghanistan, allies are raising important questions about NATO’s future in the run-up to the summit in September.  

As part of the project, NATO: Charting the Way Forward, Chatham House has held a series of expert roundtables to discuss these challenges and NATO’s role for the coming decades. Bringing together senior officials from both the public and private sectors, as well as from the academic and think-tank communities, these workshops have explored different aspects of NATO’s purpose, priorities and capabilities.  

This project is supported by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the NATO Public Diplomacy Division, and the Canadian Department of National Defence.