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NATO and the North Atlantic: Revitalising Collective Defence


NATO will need to respond effectively to Russia's return to the North Atlantic.

Moscow’s increased military activity over the past few years gives reason for concern. The priority Russia has placed on military reform and power projection in a time of economic austerity; the scale and scope of Russia’s programmed and ‘snap’ military exercises in the Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea and Baltic Sea; and the revamping of the Northern Fleet, including the establishment of a new Arctic Command, add urgency to those concerns. Beyond this, Vladimir Putin seeks t

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Malcolm Chalmers

Deputy Director-General

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

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Professor Peter Roberts

Director, Military Sciences

Military Sciences

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