NATO Ministers meet under exceptional circumstances – Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball

Eye on the Geopolitical Ball

Peace, Security & Defence

Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball, brought to you by Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow of Friends of Europe and former NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General, provides a weekly overview of the current and emerging crises or threats in security and defence.

Using his past experience as an ex-NATO insider, his in-depth knowledge and insights gained throughout the years, Jamie casts his eye on the state of geopolitics in Europe and across the globe. He brings an independent view and essential insight into a range of conflicts and emerging threats on our shores and further afield.

Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball is essential viewing for anyone who wants to keep track of events as they unfold.

This week on Keeping an Eye on the Geopolitical Ball, Jamie Shea, Senior Fellow at Friends of Europe, reflects on what the possible topics of conversation at today’s meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs will be (or perhaps should be). Acknowledging the renewed importance of Article 5 as a core mission statement of the transatlantic alliance, Shea ponders on the strategic value that stationing permanent forces by the EU’s eastern front would have. He also discusses the benefits of various defensive tactics, pointing out the successes of small, high-precision units in defending Ukraine against the Russian invader and reflects more generally on the role of NATO in contemporary geopolitical struggles.

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