US Army War College

Navigating New Threats: NATO’s Posture on Emerging Technologies

Dr. Sarah Lohmann, Dr. Carol Evans, 2022
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) faces a volatile global security environment. Climate change will challenge international stability through natural disasters, migration crises, and land degradation. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine upended peace in Europe, and the COVID-19 pandemic reminded the world of the lurking danger of public health emergencies. Emergent technologies are revolutionizing conflict between peer and non-peer states, undermining traditional defenses. These forces all threaten international stability and the welfare of NATO member states, but NATO can use emerging technologies to promote defense, deterrence, and resilience