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NATO and Nuclear Weapons

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NATO launches new Strategic Concept debate, July-August 2009

NATO has launched the public debate on its new Strategic Concept at a conference in Brussels on 7 July.

New NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has also set out his "roadmap" for the new Strategic Concept. He has established a group of 12 experts chaired by Madeleine Albright, and co-chaired by Jeroen van der Veer, former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell with the remit of consulting with governments, think tanks, NGOs and other international organisations. NATO has launched a special web page dedicated to the Strategic Concept development at www.nato.int/strategic-concept.

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NATO-Russia Informal Foreign Ministers' meeting, 27 June 2009

For coverage of the NATO-Russia Informal Foreign Ministers' meeting and the NATO Defence Ministers' meeting on 11-12 June see the NATO Monitor blog at:

NATO Summit, Strasbourg-Kehl, 3 - 4 April 2009

NATO's sixtieth anniversary summit at Strasbourg in France and Kehl in Germany on 3 - 4 April 2009 has launched a review of the Strategic Concept, the Alliance's highest level policy document. The current Strategic Concept was adopted in 1999 and set out NATO's commitment to nuclear weapons as the "supreme guarantee" of allied security. "The presence of United States conventional and nuclear forces in Europe remains vital to the security of Europe," the document states.

Acronym coverage of the summit:

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NATO Strasbourg / Kehl Summit, 3 - 4 April

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Pre-Summit briefings:

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For Acronym Coverage of the Munich Security Conference and the NATO informal Defence Ministers' meeting in February visit the NATO monitor blog at:

Foreign Ministers' Meetings, Brussels, 2 - 3 December 2008

Acronym consultant Martin Butcher reports on developments in NATO, including the latest ministers' meetings via the natomonitor blog.

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See also: Acronym's NATO archive.

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