May 17-27, 2021
With the next Summit of Allied Leaders set to take place at NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 14, the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) will host a forward-looking online speaker series.
"As the world changes, NATO will continue to change."
- Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General on NATO 2030
High-level NATO officials and ambassadors from Allied countries will be hosted May 17-27, 2021 by six World Affairs Councils to discuss the following critical topics:
NATO 2030: Strengthening the Alliance to Address New Security Threats
11 AM MT / 1 PM ET / 7 PM BRUSSELS
What is NATO?
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was created on 4 April 1949. It was Canada’s first peacetime military alliance. It placed the country in a defensive security arrangement with the United States, Britain, and Western Europe. (The other nine founding nations were France, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Italy.)
During the Cold War, NATO forces provided a frontline deterrence against the Soviet Union and its satellite states. More recently, the organization has pursued global peace and security while asserting its members’ strategic interests in the campaign against Islamic terrorism. As of 2021, there were 30 member countries in NATO.
As the world changes, NATO will continue to change.
- Jens Stoltenberg, NATO Secretary General
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