Increasing Solidarity Among NATO Member States
The need for unity and cohesion within NATO structures are a constant in NATO speak. These elements are key to sustain the Alliance's legitimacy and capacity to act. However concrete policy recommendations are often replaced by generic discourse and mere reflections on shared values. Young NATO citizens devised proposals that are specific, innovative and feasible. View.
Getting NATO Defense Planning on Track
NATO Allies' attempts to coordinate their defense planning are not as effective as they should be: because of sovereignty concerns and divergent national interests, money is being wasted. Yet, with harmonization could come a stronger Alliance and increased funding for other non-military projects. So for the "Shaping Our NATO" competition, we asked young citizens their ideas on NATO defense planning. View.
NATO's Biggest Mistake and Lessons Learned
As part of the "Shaping Our NATO: Young Voices on the Warsaw Summit 2016" competition, 30 students and recent graduates from 13 countries wrote about NATO's mistakes, and how the Alliance can learn from them. Read their thoughts on the Kosovo intervention, NATO's decision not offer Russia membership, and NATO's public relations "failure" here. View
Preparing for NATO 2026
Read about the Battle for Tallinngrad, eco-friendly armies, hybrid warfare, NATO's midlife crisis, trouble in the Arctic, terrorism, the Alliance's preparedness to deal with threats from Space, and more.
These are the ideas 34 students and recent graduates from 12 countries developed to help NATO prepare effectively for 2026. View
Shaping our NATO: Young Voices on the Warsaw Summit 2016
We have launched a new competition for students and young graduates to tell us their ideas on NATO: from increasing solidarity amongst its members, to suggesting ways it should learn from its mistakes. The competition is part of atlantic-community.org's ongoing effort to empower young people in the transatlantic debate and develop solutions to international issues through online collaboration. View
Georgia and Russia: Smoldering Conflict at a Geopolitical Intersection
Future-Proofing NATO: A Forthcoming Decade of Change
NATO Energy Security Strategy Crucial to Checking Russian Aggression
Making NATO More Institutionalized
Making NATO More Popular for Everyone
NATO Needs to Make Itself Heard
To Enhance Cohesion, NATO Should Change Its Name
NATO: Solidarity Through Diversity
How Europe and the US Can Usher in a New Age of Solidarity
Increasing Solidarity: How to Fairly Prioritize the Alliance's Security Threats