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NATO Publications

A list of publications from NATO and NATO Bodies. Here you will find information about a a variety of sources, ranging from the secretary Generals Annual Report, to Law publications, Cyber and AI, and gender perspectives. 

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What if…? 12 Dragon King scenarios for 2028


This is not some side character in Game of Thrones, but an event that is very unique (“a dragon”) and large in size or effect (a “king”). In contrast to the Black Swan, a Dragon King is imaginable and therefore to some, even if minor, extent, predictable. This makes the Dragon King a more operational, and therefore useful, concept than the Black Swan because a Dragon King surmises that surprise can be reduced if we use imagination, careful causal thinking, and of course, we monitor the area where we think it could materialize.

Annual report 2023

NATO Secretary General Annual Report

On 14 March 2024, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg released his Annual Report for 2023.

It details NATO’s work and achievements throughout the year, including the Alliance’s welcoming of Finland as its 31st Ally, the Vilnius Summit, where the Alliance strengthened its collective defence and brought Ukraine closer to NATO, and the deepening cooperation with NATO’s partners in the Indo-Pacific.

The Report contains the results of NATO’s annual public perception polls.  

Science & Technology Organization 2023 Highlights

The NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) released its 2023 Highlights publication, providing an overview of the key scientific research and initiatives carried out over the past year. The annual report was unveiled on 19 March at the Spring meeting of the NATO Science and Technology Board (STB) at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Science & Technology Trends 2023-2043

Science & Technology Trends 2023-2043

Science & Technology Trends: 2023-2043 provides an assessment of Science & Technology (S&T) trends and their potential impact on NATO military operations, defence capabilities, enterprise functions, and political decision space.​

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JAPCC Conference Proceedings 2023 Credible, Capable, and Available

The Joint Air Power Competence Centre (JAPCC) Conference, which took place in Essen, Germany, from 10–12 October 2023, focused on the important task of Enhancing Deterrence and Defence within NATO. The conference aimed to explore how Joint Air Power can be utilized as a decisive tool and primary enabler to achieve Alliance objectives. These proceedings aim to capture the key messages conveyed during the two-day event,

NATO 2022 Strategic Concept Cover

NATO 2022 Strategic Concept

The 2022 Strategic Concept was adopted at the Madrid Summit, 29-30 June 2022. Learn more about NATO’s enduring purpose and its fundamental security tasks.