NATO Task Force
The NATO Task Force is comprised of European and North American diplomats, military experts and security analysts with significant experience in NATO affairs.
Over the course of 2021 and 2022 they have met with senior officials and leading specialists to advance the Alliance’s strategy for the next decade, including through a new Strategic Concept, which Allied leaders intend to unveil at the June 2022 NATO Summit in Madrid.
NATO Task Force Report
The Task Force’s report, “One Plus Four: NATO Strategy in an Age of Disruption,” outlines challenges and opportunities for the Alliance, and offers a set of recommendations for NATO’s Strategic Concept.
- One Plus Four: Charting NATO’s Future in an Age of Disruption (Full report)
- One Plus Four: Charting NATO’s Future in an Age of Disruption (Executive Summary only)
Additional papers have been prepared by individual Task Force members.
1. A NATO Secure Neighborhood Initiative for Ukraine and Russia’s Other Vulnerable Neighbors, Alexander Vershbow
3. Needed: A trans-Atlantic agreement on European strategic autonomy, Hans Binnendijk and Alexander Vershbow
4. NATO’s Focus on China Is Too Narrow, Hans Binnendijk
5. Resilience: A Culture of Total Defense, Michael Ryan and Valbona Zeneli
6. EU-NATO relations, Barbara Kunz
7. Democratic Resilience is Foundational to the Alliance, Daniel S. Hamilton
8. One Plus Four: what NATO’s new Strategic Concept should say, and how to achieve it, Daniel S. Hamilton
9. NATO 2030: Towards A New Strategic Concept and Beyond, Jason Blessing, Katherine Kjellström Elgin, and Nele Marianne Ewers-Peters, Editors. Rakel Tiderman, Associate Editor
- NATO-Russian Relations in an Era of Russian Aggression, Mark David Simakovsky and Michael John Williams
- NATO and China: Navigating the Challenges, Una Aleksandra Bērziņa-Čerenkova
- NATO’s Place in the European Security Architecture: Cooperation with the Eurpean Union and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Nele Marianne Ewers-Peters
- Making NATO’s Partnerships More Strategic: Sweden and Finland as Partner Models for Development, Katherine Kjellström Elgin and Anna Wieslander
- The Future US Role in NATO, Hans Binnedijk and Jim Townsend
- There is No “Europe”: Disagreements Within NATO Are Not Solely Transatlantic and Pertain to the Fundamentals of European Security, Barbara Kunz
- NATO, Public Opinion, and the Next Generation: Remaining Relevant, Remaining Strong, Rachel Rizzo
- Fail-Deadly, Fail-Safe, and Safe-to-Fail: The Strategic Necessity of Resilience in the Cyber Domain, Jason Blessing