Please join us at GMF the day after the Brussels NATO Summit for the launch of our new study on the future of NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue, the partnership program for seven countries in North Africa and the Middle East, and Alliance strategy looking south.
Southern security challenges will feature heavily on the Summit agenda and the conclusions and recommendations of the GMF study are particularly relevant as the Alliance will need to articulate a more explicit strategy toward the South with Mediterranean partnerships at the core.
NATO Assistant Secretary General Alejandro Alvargonzález will introduce the study, and the authors, Ian Lesser, Charlotte Brandsma, Laura Basagni and Bruno Lété will brief key findings from the analysis, and reflect on the Summit outcomes, followed by Q&A.
The event will be on the record. Printed copies of the report will be available for participants.
ABOUT THE REPORT
This report is the product of a GMF study launched in 2017 analyzing the status and prospects of NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) Partnership - the partnership program for seven countries in North Africa and the Middle East.
Since the launch of the MD Partnership in 1994, transatlantic and Mediterranean security have become increasingly linked as security priorities on both sides of the Mediterranean and across the Atlantic have converged. The need to foster a shared security community in political and practical terms is more evident than ever before.
This report offers a number of concrete recommendations for the future development of the MD Partnership based on perspectives from officials and experts from the Dialogue countries, and stakeholders inside and outside NATO.
Looking beyond the upcoming 2018 NATO Summit, its conclusions and recommendations are particularly relevant as the Alliance will need to articulate a more explicit strategy toward the South with Mediterranean partnerships at the core.
If you have any questions relating to the report or the event, please contact Charlotte Brandsma at +32 4 8606 2871 or CBrandsma@gmfus.org.