1898 Entries

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28 May. 2024

“A History of the Future:” 70th edition of the Anciens' Conference and Seminar

The NATO Defense College (NDC) hosted the Anciens' Conference and Seminar from May 22 to 24, 2024, welcoming former Course Members who have attended the College since its founding. This event provided an opportunity for the Anciens to reconnect with their peers, as well as with faculty and staff from their time at the NDC.

27 May. 2024

The new NATO Force Model: ready for launch?

23 May. 2024

The China Seminar: Insights on China's Global Aspirations and Strategies

From 20 to 22 May 2024, Senior Course 144 participated in the China Seminar, delving into China’s political, military, and economic ambitions, and reflecting on its policies and challenges.

20 May. 2024

SC 144: Negotiation, Mediation and Decision-Making Exercise (NDMX) at the NATO Defense College

From 13 May to 17 May, Senior Course 144 participants at the NATO Defense College delved into the intricacies of crisis management, through the intensive Negotiation, Mediation and Decision-Making Exercise (NMDX). During the exercise, Course Members assumed pivotal roles within NATO's senior committees, including the North Atlantic Council, the Political Committee, the Military Committee and the Operations Policy Committee. Placed at the epicentre of an unfolding international crisis, participants navigated complex geopolitical landscapes while responding to a fictional UN Security Council mandate for a NATO-led crisis response operation in a simulated non-NATO country.

13 May. 2024

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee - How Allies adapt to drones

09 May. 2024

The Russia Seminar: A Deep Dive into Russian Ambitions and Policies

From 7 to 9 May 2024, Senior Course 144 attended the Russia Seminar, a three-day study programme dedicated to Russia’s foreign policy, as well as the impact of its aggressive actions against Ukraine.

07 May. 2024

Senior Course 144 Takes Part in Italian Days: Insights on Italy’s 360-Degree Approach to Defence and Security

On 2 and 3 May, Senior Course 144 took part in Italian Days, a two-day tour in Rome during which Course Members attended briefings by high-level speakers from key Italian institutions such as the Italian Joint Operations Command (ITA JFHQ), the Secretariat General of Defence and National Armaments Directorate (SG/DNA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of the Interior, and the House of Deputies. This Field Study provided Course Members with first-hand insights on Italy’s strategic concerns and priorities and how such issues align with NATO’s objectives.

06 May. 2024

NATO Conference of Commandants to Meet in Washington, DC: Mapping the Future of National Security Leadership Education

Washington, DC (06.05.2024) – Coinciding with the 75th anniversary year of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty, the NATO Conference of Commandants will this year be held for the first time in the United States. The NATO Defense College (NDC) and the National Defense University (NDU) will co-host the 53rd edition of this annual conference on the NDU campus at Fort McNair, in Washington DC, from 7 to 10 May 2024.

02 May. 2024

Germany’s Defence Strategy: A closer look through the Senior Course’s Visit to Berlin

Senior Course 144 visited Berlin, Germany to gain firsthand insights into the nation's defence and security stance directly from the Ministry of Defense.
This was the fourth stop of Senior Course’s Field Study 2 programme, designed to deepen understanding of European Allies' defence perspectives through direct engagement with leading practitioners.

30 Apr. 2024

The UK’s Strategic Vision on Defence: Senior Course 144 visits London

London, United Kingdom, was the third stop on Field Study 2 for Senior Course 144. Hosted at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), the visit provided insights into the UK’s stance on current international defence and security challenges relevant to NATO. It was also a valuable opportunity for interactions with senior officials from the FCDO, the Ministry of Defence and the Cabinet Office, as well as representatives from industry and academia.