Chapter Four: Europe

  title={Chapter Four: Europe},
  journal={The Military Balance},
  pages={172 - 73}
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Political Science
  • The Military Balance
NATO’s new Strategic Concept was adopted at the Lisbon Summit meeting on 19–20 November 2010. The document provides overall political guidance to the Alliance and expresses the organisation’s purpose and core functions in the context of the international security environment. It thus provides overall guidance for NATO’s development. NATO has expanded to 28 member states and has taken on new operational challenges beyond its borders, including, of course, in Afghanistan. But security challenges…