Cool change ahead? NATO's Strategic Concept and the High North
- NDC Policy Brief 07-2022: Cool change ahead? NATO's Strategic Concept and the High North , by Elizabeth Buchanan *
Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine not only revived NATO unity, it also bolstered the case for NATO’s enduring mission of deterrence and defence. In the High North, NATO’s mission objectives are precariously balanced. For the Alliance, the High North is an enduring component of Cold War history, as well as a flank in terms of NATO’s 360-degree security thinking. Of course, the High North is also a strategic frontier for renewed NATO-Russia competition. This Policy Brief examines NATO’s High North challenges and considers strategic priorities for the Alliance’s forthcoming Strategic Concept.
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