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To meet the challenges of the future, NATO needs operationally agile forces that are resilient, strategically aware, supported by proactive strategic communications, and networked with a wide range of security partners.

Our work ensures that Alliance, national leaders and defence planners have a common perspective from which to anticipate the challenges facing the Alliance in the decades to come.

Strategic Foresight Analysis

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Leading NATO’s military transformation and developing capabilities to address defence and security challenges by providing future military estimates, perspectives and advice is one of the key tasks given to Allied Command Transformation.

Allied Command Transformation has developed an enduring capability to meet this task; the persistent foresight and future studies. The initial part of this effort, the Strategic Foresight Analysis, addresses the opportunities and challenges of the future.

The aim of the Strategic Foresight Analysis is to identify trends that shape the future strategic context and derive defence and security implications for the Alliance to 2030 and beyond. It serves as the foundation of the Framework for Future Alliance Operations, a strategy document to assist with preparations for the future military capabilities of the Alliance.

Framework for Future Alliance Operations

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The Framework for Future Alliance Operations is updated on a four-year cycle in concert with the NATO Defence Planning Process to provide an informed perspective of the challenges and opportunities facing the Alliance forces in the decades to come.

It is intended to inform National defence planning; strategic discussions and white papers; NATO defence planning; capability development; concept development; and doctrine, training, exercises, leadership, and education.

Overall, this is a strategic level document, and although it will discuss abilities NATO forces may require in the future, it is not intended to constrain NATO's decision making, National-defence planning, nor detailed capabilities development efforts.

Of note, this document is unclassified and disclosed to the general public to stimulate discussion and debate.


Framework for Future Alliance Operations Workshop - NATO Defense College, Rome, 28-30 March 2017

170328ws7 poster300x400Supreme Allied Commander Transformation is pleased to announce the convening of the Framework for Future Alliance Operations workshop at the NATO Defence College in Rome, Italy, 28-30 March 2017.

We would like to invite representatives from all NATO organizations, NATO and Partner Nations, NATO Centres of Excellence as well as all those individuals that have participated in Strategic Foresight Analysis and Framework for Future Alliance Operations workshops in the past. The purpose of this workshop will be to address the problem:

Based on the possible instability situations in the future security environment of 2035 and beyond, what is an operational framework that will enable the success of NATO military forces to perform the three core tasks?

The Framework for Future Alliance Operations informs the transformation of NATO’s military forces and provides input to the NATO Defence Planning Process. Therefore we must deliver the next version of the Framework for Future Alliance Operations on time and on target. We cannot do this alone and look forward to seeing you in Rome so that we can discuss critical issues that will help make our Alliance even stronger as it seeks to contribute to stability in an increasingly complex and challenging world.

The workshop Invitation Letter, Agenda, Administrative Instructions and Read Ahead are available below. The products of the workshop will be posted on this page when available.

We request that you complete your registration by 10 March 2017. In addition we kindly request your participation in our workshop survey. It will be used to assign you into appropriate working syndicates and to shape the discussions at the workshop. Details for the registration and survey can be found in the administrative instructions.

Points of contact:
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Workshop Invitation Letter

Agenda

Read Ahead

Administrative Instructions





Supreme Allied Command Transformation - Strategic Plans & Policy - Strategic Analysis Branch Contact information

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