NATO leaders agreed to a new strategic concept that outlines the alliance’s goals and objectives for the coming decade. The concept specifically mentions Russia as a
“direct threat” to NATO’s security.
The leaders also agreed to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defense posture, including by increasing the number of troops stationed in Eastern Europe.
Biden met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the sidelines of the summit. The two leaders discussed the ongoing war in Ukraine and ways to provide further assistance to Ukraine.
Biden also met with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the summit. The two leaders discussed a range of issues, including the war in Ukraine and the ongoing rivalry between the United States and China.
Here are some additional details about the new strategic concept:
* The concept identifies Russia as the “most significant and direct threat” to NATO’s security.
* The concept also mentions China as a “challenge” to NATO’s interests and security.
* The concept calls for NATO to “strengthen its deterrence and defense posture” in response to the threats posed by Russia and China.
* The concept also calls for NATO to “strengthen its resilience” to hybrid threats and cyberattacks.
The new strategic concept is a significant document that will guide NATO’s future security policy. It is clear that NATO leaders are taking the threats posed by Russia and China seriously, and they are committed to strengthening the alliance’s deterrence and defense posture.