September 02, 2014

Charting the Course

Directions for the New NATO Secretary General

By Jacob Stokes, Julianne Smith, Nora Bensahel, David W. Barno and USA (Ret.)

"Charting the Course: Directions for the New NATO Secretary General," timed in conjunction with the NATO Summit September 4-5, makes recommendations on key issues like NATO’s response to Russia and Ukraine, military capabilities, crisis management in the Middle East, and Arctic security. The authors charts a course for the next NATO secretary general, to help him set priorities early in his tenure that will guide his full term in office. They identify four sets of challenges that include both the toughest problems and the most promising opportunities for NATO.

Authors

  • Jacob Stokes

    Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign policy, East Asian security affairs, an...

  • Julianne Smith

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

    Julianne (“Julie”) Smith is a contributing editor to Foreign Policy, where she coedits “Shadow Government.” She is also a senior advisor at WestExec Advisors, an adjunct senio...

  • Nora Bensahel

  • David W. Barno

  • USA (Ret.)

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