On Friday, the conference "What kind of NATO do we need in a post-Covid World?" Was held at the NATO Defense College. to assess the strategic consequences of COVID-19 for the Alliance.
“Such a crisis and its outcome have been the subject of much discussion and reflection, and the implications have far-reaching consequences. It added to the constraints already evident in NATO's transformation process " - began the commander of the NDC, Lieutenant General Olivier Rittimann, who during the first half of 2020 was on the front line as a VCOS at the SHAPE headquarters at the helm of NATO's COVID-19 task force.
Speakers - physically or virtually - Dr. Thierry Tardy, research director at the NDC, Dr. Thomas Mahnken, president and CEO of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, Dr. Mark Webber, professor of international politics at the University of Birmingham.
The event was streamed, without the broadcast of question and answer sessions that took place under the Chatham House rule.
The keynote speaker was NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană who in liaison from Brussels said thanking the participants and their respective nations. “The College enjoys a stellar reputation, both in the eyes of NATO and the world at large. Many of the Alliance's military and political leaders have been educated and trained at the NDC ”.
Italy does not seem to enjoy this awareness, however we observe.
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