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Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a press conference in Brussels, Belgium on July 05, 2019.

Failing to act carries considerable security implications.

NATO Needs A China Policy

July 2020, Number 10.03

“NATO today is properly focused on the threat to peace and stability posed by a revisionist and increasingly aggressive Russia. But NATO members also need to recognize China’s expanding influence on the European continent and the challenges this presents to the Alliance. In short, NATO needs a policy that addresses China’s emerging role as a major geopolitical power in Europe.

There are indications that the Alliance is paying attention. In December 2019, NATO leaders passed the London Declaration, which states, “We recognize that China’s growing influence and international policies present both opportunities and challenges that we need to address together as an Alliance.” While this was a good first step, much more is needed...”

Excerpt from Chad Cisewski, “NATO Needs A China Policy,” per Concordiam: Journal of European Security Defense Issues 10, No. 3, 2020: 42-47.

Lt. Col. Chad Cisewski, U.S. Air Force, is a senior U.S. fellow at the Marshall Center. He has served as an instructor and evaluator pilot of the C-17, KC-135R and C-21. His staff assignments include time as an aide-de-camp at Air Mobility Command and as a joint planner at U.S. Transportation Command. He is a former commander of the U.S. Air Force’s C-17 squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii.

This article reflects the views of the author and are not necessarily the official policy of the United States, Germany, or any other governments.