2010 - THE ASSEMBLY'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE NEW STRATEGIC CONCEPT OF THE ALLIANCE

This document is the product of extensive consultation within the Assembly involving all five of its Committees. Although Assembly members represent very diverse political perspectives, consensus emerged on certain key themes in debates on the new Strategic Concept, including:
• the enduring importance of collective defence Article 5;
• the need to prepare the Alliance to take on a limited range of new tasks;
• the central role of NATO’s partnerships;
• the need for NATO to become a forum for discussion and co-ordination on the comprehensive approach;
• the critical need to develop the proper capabilities for NATO’s missions and provide the necessary resources;
• the importance of NATO’s public communication strategy;
• the growing significance of Article 2 in the current environment;
• the need for NATO to remain the main forum for transatlantic dialogue.