NATO's Strategic Concept

NATO’s strategy for the next decade: after NATO published its new Strategic Concept in June 2022, in the midst of Russia’s war on Ukraine, and 12 years on from its last Strategic Concept, this event looked at how the strategy was formed and what it is for. #LSENATOStrategy


NATO's Strategic Concept

This webinar was held on 31st October 2022.

Meet the speakers and chair

Benedetta Berti (@benedettabertiw) is Head of the Policy Planning Unit in the Office of the Secretary General at NATO, a position she has held since 2018. An Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TED Senior Fellow, Benedetta is also Associate Researcher at the Institute for European Studies at Vrije Universiteit Brussels and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. In the past, she has held positions at West Point, the Institute for National Security Studies and Tel Aviv University, among others.  

Christopher Coker is the Director of LSE IDEAS. His publications include Rebooting Clausewitz, Men at War: what fiction has to tell us about conflict from the Iliad to Catch 22 ; The Improbable War: China, the US and the logic of Great Power WarFuture War, and The Rise of the Civilizational State. His most recent book is Why War?

Andy Salmon helps build inspiring journeys to a better life, through applying a mix of story, music, art and culture to corporate senior-leadership and conflict scenarios. Before that, he spent 36 years in the Royal Marines and was a former Commandant General, Head of Service. He saw front-line service in myriad conflicts and applied a Human Security approach as Commanding General Coalition Forces in SE Iraq, 2008-9.  He was Director of Force Generation and Readiness in SHAPE and built their new crisis management centre in 2011/12. He champions Human Security with Mary Kaldor and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Mary Kaldor (@KaldorM) is Professor Emeritus of Global Governance and Director of the Conflict Research Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science.


LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. Through sustained engagement with policymakers and opinion-formers, IDEAS provides a forum that informs policy debate and connects academic research with the practice of diplomacy and strategy.