The book analyses the renewed importance of the North Atlantic for NATO in the face of new security challenges
This Whitehall Paper explores the renewed importance of the North Atlantic Ocean to NATO’s security through the lenses of the United States, United Kingdom and Norway in particular. These three NATO members form the territorial rim around the North Atlantic and its peripheral seas. All are maritime nations that have historically taken prime responsibility for security in the region and together with Iceland they form the front line to a resurgent Russian maritime capability. These three counties, with support from the rest of the northern region, must take the lead to ensure that NATO and its partners devote sufficient resources to this aspect of NATO’s area of responsibility.
Introduction, John Andreas Olsen
1. The Significance of the North Atlantic and the Norwegian Contribution, Rolf Tamnes
2. The UK and the North Atlantic after Brexit, Malcolm Chalmers
3. The Centrality of the North Atlantic to NATO and US Strategic Interests, John J Hamre and Heather A Conley
4. Norway and the North Atlantic: Defence of the Northern Flank, Svein Efjestad
5. The UK and the North Atlantic: A British Military Perspective, Peter Hudson and Peter Roberts
6. The United States, the North Atlantic and Maritime Hybrid Warfare, James Stavridis
Conclusions and Recommendations, John Andreas Olsen
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