1 May 2013


Robin Niblett

Dr Robin Niblett CMG

Director, Chatham House


This is written evidence given to the Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy.

  • This paper focuses on three strategically important challenges facing the Atlantic alliance over the next five years: the search for a new focus for NATO following the withdrawal of ISAF from Afghanistan, including Russia's reaction to NATO's return home; the implications of the rebalancing of America's foreign policy towards Asia; and the impact of the eurozone crisis.
  • NATO will remain of fundamental strategic value to its members on both sides of the Atlantic for the foreseeable future. However, these developments will pose a number of strategic challenges for the UK, the United States and other NATO members.