Mapping discourses on NATO’s future

Since NATO celebrated its 70th birthday in 2019, discussions about the future of the alliance have intensified in its member states. Underlying this debate was not only the sharp criticism of the alliance articulated by then-US president Donald Trump. French president Emmanuel Macron’s diagnosis of NATO’s “brain death” is also indicative of deep fissures, such as the increasingly divisive role played by Turkey in the Atlantic alliance.

The inauguration of Trump’s successor, Joe Biden, marks a potentially important turning point in the debate. On the one hand, observers expect the US to adopt a more positive stance toward multilateralism and alliances, opening a window of opportunity for the further development of NATO; on the other, important problems and challenges remain. One key issue is Biden’s project of a Global Summit for Democracy, which could push NATO – as an alliance of democracies – toward an increasingly global role.

Against this background, and based on the assumption that the alliance will remain the central frame of reference for the joint organization of military security and defence, the PRIF study undertakes a comprehensive mapping of the key strands of discussion and diverging political positions on these issues taken within NATO member states.

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Three Visions for NATO | 2021

Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), (2021): Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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On the Road to NATO 2030: How the Organization Views the Future of NATO | 2021

Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (2021): On the Road to NATO 2030: How the Organization Views the Future of NATO, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 8–15, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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The United States Debates the Future of NATO | 2021

Fehl, Caroline (2021): The United States Debates the Future of NATO, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 16–28, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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The Canadian Discourse on NATO's Future | 2021

Peters, Dirk (2021): The Canadian Discourse on NATO's Future, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 29–35, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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The French Debate on the Future of NATO | 2021

Chalmovsky, Janna (2021): The French Debate on the Future of NATO, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO: Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 36-42, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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Germany's View of the Future of NATO: Neccessary but in Need of Repair | 2021

Dembinski, Matthias (2021): Germany's View of the Future of NATO: Neccessary but in Need of Repair, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO: Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 43-48, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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Italy Debates the Future of NATO | 2021

Dembinski, Matthias (2021): Italy Debates the Future of NATO, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 49–53, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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The Netherlands and Future of NATO | 2021

Dembinski, Matthias (2021): The Netherlands and Future of NATO, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 54–58, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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Poland: Strengthening the Eastern Flank | 2021

Spanger, Hans-Joachim (2021): Poland: Strengthening the Eastern Flank, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 59–63, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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The Romanian Debate on the Future of NATO | 2021

Dembinski, Matthias (2021): The Romanian Debate on the Future of NATO, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 64–67, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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Spain and the Future of NATO | 2021

Dembinski, Matthias (2021): Spain and the Future of NATO, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 68–71, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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Turkey Discusses its Complex Relationship with NATO | 2021

Göğüş, Sezer İdil (2021): Turkey Discusses its Complex Relationship with NATO, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 72–79, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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The UK Discourse on NATO's Future | 2021

Peters, Dirk (2021): The UK Discourse on NATO's Future, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO: Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 80–85, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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Russia and the Divisive Discourse on NATO | 2021

Spanger, Hans-Joachim (2021): Russia and the Divisive Discourse on NATO, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 87–92, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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Ukraine Debates the Future of Nato | 2021

Polianskii, Mikhail (2021): Ukraine Debates the Future of Nato, in: Dembinski, Mathias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 93–97, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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Through the Kaleidoscope: Comparing Visions of NATO | 2021

Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (2021): Through the Kaleidoscope: Comparing Visions of NATO, in: Dembinski, Matthias/Fehl, Caroline (eds), Three Visions for NATO. Mapping National Debates on the Future of the Atlantic Alliance, Berlin: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 99–106, www.library.fes.de/(...).

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