1898 Entries

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24 Jun. 2024

Senior Executive Seminar: Enhancing Transatlantic Strategic Dialogue Among Policy Advisors

From 20 to 21 June 2024, the NATO Defense College hosted its first edition of the Senior Executive Seminar (SES), in collaboration with the Aspen Institute Italia. This event brought together senior advisors to heads of state, government and parliaments from Allied nations. The aim of the Seminar was to deepen participants’ understanding of NATO issues and to foster discussions on military and security challenges that directly influence political decision-making within NATO.

21 Jun. 2024

NATO at 75 and Beyond: the NDC Hosts the Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors’ Course (GFOAC) 2024-1

The NATO Defense College recently concluded the Generals, Flag Officers and Ambassadors’ Course (GFOAC) 2024-1, held from 17 to 21 June 2024. This Course provided participants with a comprehensive overview of the complex challenges the Alliance is facing, 75 years after its creation, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

18 Jun. 2024

Building consensus in a multinational environment – The Simon Fraser University NATO Field School and Simulation Program at the NDC

From 3 to 6 June 2024, a group of 43 young professionals, representing seven different NATO nations, from the NATO Field School and Simulation Program (organized by Simon Fraser University) visited the NATO Defense College. The students completed an intensive four-day simulation known as the Negotiation, Mediation and Decision-Making Exercise (NMDX)

17 Jun. 2024

Exploring Security and Geopolitical Dynamics in the South Caucasus

On 14 June, Senior Course 144 Course Members explored the current security challenges and opportunities in the South Caucasus and the Black Sea. Taking a closer look into the region’s main sources of instability and conflict, Course Members engaged in animated discussions on possible developments and the role of international players in the South Caucasus.

14 Jun. 2024

Western Balkans Security in Focus: Senior Course 144 Studies the Challenges and Opportunities

On 13 June, Senior Course 144 delved into the complex political and security landscape of the Western Balkans. Guest lecturers Dr Marilena Koppa and Mr Gerald Knaus provided a strategic overview of the region's past and present security challenges and opportunities. After an insightful Q&A session, Course Members engaged in in-depth committee discussions.

13 Jun. 2024

How to write a strategy

12 Jun. 2024

Senior Course 144 Reflects on the Political and Geopolitical Dynamics of the Middle East

From 11-12 June, Senior Course 144 participated in the Middle East Seminar, attending insightful lectures by subject matter experts, followed by engaging Q&A and brainstorming sessions within Working Groups. This seminar provided Course Members with a deeper understanding of the region’s political, geopolitical, military, and security-related issues, as well as of the current conflicts affecting the area.

07 Jun. 2024

A landmark visit in Japan by the NATO Defense College to foster and strengthen cooperation with an important Indo-Pacific partner

The NATO Defense College (NDC) embarked on a historic visit to Japan, marking a first for the institution. This visit aimed to enhance Course Members’ understanding of Japan's national and defence strategies, including defence build-up programmes, and provided insights into Japan's strategic countermeasures and proactive defence posture. Discussions highlighted Japan's robust support for Ukraine and its role in implementing international sanctions against Russia, while emphasizing Japan’s increased diplomacy and strategic cooperation as pivotal elements of its national security strategy. Additionally, the visit offered a unique opportunity for interactions with members of the Joint Staff College (JSC).

04 Jun. 2024

Strengthening NATO’s Indo-Pacific Ties: Senior Course 144 Visits the Republic of Korea

This Field Study marked the NATO Defense College's first visit to the Indo-Pacific/East Asia region, reflecting its significance as outlined in NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept. The Strategic Concept identifies China as an emerging strategic challenge and a significant regional and global power, emphasizing the need to strengthen dialogue and cooperation with regional partners to enhance global security, with an increased focus on the Indo-Pacific.

30 May. 2024

Senior Course 144 in Türkiye: a Deep Dive into Defence and Foreign Policies

In a significant step to gain a deeper understanding of the country’s strategic priorities and its pivotal role within NATO, the NATO Defense College (NDC) and its Commandant, Lieutenant General Max A.L.T. Nielsen, embarked on an insightful Field Study to Türkiye. This visit was meticulously designed to enhance the Course Members’ awareness of Türkiye’s national security strategy, NATO priorities and its influential stance on regional and global security dynamics.