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National Security Strategy 2010 May 17, 2010

Analysis and Recommendations of the Group of Experts on a New Strategic Concept for NATO is released.

NATO 2020: Assured Security; Dynamic Engagement

The recently released report by the Group of Experts recognizes the potential for NATO to be called upon to respond to genocide and recommends that NATO clarify its position on supporting the UN in such instances.

Chapter 1: The Security Environment
Global Trends

"Because of its visibility and power, NATO may well be called upon to respond to challenges that do not directly affect its security but that still matter to its citizens and that will contribute to the Alliance’s international standing. These challenges could include the humanitarian consequences of a failed state, the devastation caused by a natural disaster, or the dangers posed by genocide or other massive violations of human rights." (p. 15)

Chapter 3: Partnerships

"4. Coordination between the UN and NATO can prove crucial in the event of genocide, other massive violations of human rights, or humanitarian emergency. The Strategic Concept should make clear that NATO is willing to consider requests from the UN to take appropriate action in such circumstances (possibly in support of other regional organizations), provided the NAC agrees to the mission and resources are available to carry it out." (p. 25)

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