Accession Number:

AD1078153

Title:

NATO Deterrence in 2018

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,01 Sep 2017,30 Nov 2017

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WAR COLLEGE NEWPORT RI NEWPORT United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2018-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The 2007 cyberattack against Estonia, the 2008 Georgia conflict, the 2014 annexation of Crimea, the 2014 Eastern Ukrainian intervention, the ongoing Syrian conflict and the most recent alleged meddling in the U.S. and other foreign government elections have put the world on notice that Russia remains an influential power. Russia is asserting this power globally to achieve its national interests. This assertiveness has rekindled uncertainty in Europe and the U.S. reminiscent of the Cold War era. President Donald Trumps recent remarks regarding the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO members financial contributions has further stoked uncertainty regarding NATOs solidarity. Furthermore, during his first address to NATO, President Trump did not explicitly reaffirm the treaty provision that an attack against one ally is an attack against all. For NATO to deter further Russian aggression, a clear and coherent deterrence strategy is required strengthened by solidarity and informed by how Russia is using its instruments of national power diplomatic, information, military, and economic to achieve its interests.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE