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A New NATO, Euro-Atlantic Security, and the Greek-American Partnership

April 28–29, 2009

The Ronald Reagan Building

Washington, D.C.

Organized and co-sponsored by:

  • The Defence Analyses Institute of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense
  • The Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation
  • The Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis

As NATO marks its sixtieth anniversary, it faces enduring questions about strategic focus, operational priorities, military requirements, and collaborative ties with partner nations and other international institutions. Some of these questions were addressed at the NATO summit in Strasbourg-Kehl. However, a broader and ongoing dialogue will be essential as the Alliance moves forward in the years ahead. As a contribution to that process, the Defense Analysis Institute of the Hellenic Ministry of National Defense, the Konstantinos G. Karamanlis Foundation, and the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA) with official NATO sponsorship convened a high-level conference, A New NATO, Euro-Atlantic Security, and the Greek-American Partnership, in Washington, D.C., on April 28–29, 2009.

Participants at the conference included senior policy makers and experts from both sides of the Atlantic, and from NATO. The conference helped to identify ways to build wider Alliance consensus on the strategic objectives, operational focus, and potential organizational adjustment of the “new NATO” now taking shape. The meeting also focused on strategic developments in and beyond Southeastern Europe and on the key roles that Greece and the Greek-American partnership can play to help ensure stability and prosperity in this critical region.