Reflections on NATO’s Madrid Summit

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A conversation with General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, RUSI Distinguished Fellow and former NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, reflecting on the outcomes of the NATO Summit in Madrid.

The heads of state and government of NATO countries are gathering in Madrid on 29-30 June to adopt NATO’s new Strategic Concept and take important decisions about European security following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They will also discuss the implementation of the NATO 2030 agenda, which includes boosting the Alliance’s resilience and cyber defences, sharpening its technological edge, and addressing the security impact of climate change.

General Bradshaw will interpret the outcomes of the Summit, concentrating on how the Alliance should maintain its unanimity, and what the Russian invasion of Ukraine means for the long-term future of European security.

The webinar will be moderated by Dame Mariot Leslie, RUSI Advisory Board member and former UK Permanent Representative to NATO.

Speaker's biography

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB OBE DL served as NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe from March 2014 to March 2017. He was Deputy Commander of the 140,000-strong NATO-led force in Afghanistan in late 2011 and Commander UK Land Forces in January 2013. General Bradshaw is now Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

How to attend

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