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  • New Strategic Concept
  • The Alliance's New Strategic Concept
  • Transatlantic Strategy
  • Defence Strategy
  • Security Strategy

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The NATO's NSC at the NATO Summit


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Please note that this is not a comprehensive collection of material on the topic. The selection criteria for the websites and documents included was based on each item's currency and relevancy to this topic. 

Furthermore, quick search boxes for online databases subscribed by the Library (available to staff working at NATO HQ) as well as links to the library catalog are available for you to locate additional resources.


This LibGuide is intended to provide a few starting points to assist you with your research on issues related to NATO's New Strategic Concept.

As Jonas Daniliauskas (Lithuanian Atlantic Association) reminded during last Baltic Defence College Workshop on the New NATO Strategic Concept, 18 February 2010: 

"The global security environment constantly develops and changes. NATO must adapt to the changing international environment. It has done it successfully over the decades. It has done it by expanding its agenda, by changing policies, by enlarging, by adopting new Strategic Concepts. Adoption of each new Strategic Concepts by NATO was preceded by some major change in global or European politics:
• 1949 - first SC: just after creation of NATO
• 1957 – second SC: after Germany entered NATO
• 1968 – third SC: after France withdrew from military structures of NATO
• 1991 – fourth SC: after Cold War ended
• 1999 – fifth SC: after first round of enlargement to CEEC and on the occasion of 50th anniversary of NATO
• 2010 – sixth SC will respond both to changed security environment over more than a decade and to its own enlargement since 1999"

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