SAM Papers No 22:
Implications of NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept on its Enlargement & Partnership Policies and Türkiye’s Position: Challenges and Opportunities

Arif Bağbaşlıoğlu

Unlike NATO’s previous three post-Cold War strategic concepts, NATO 2022 Strategic Concept marks a significant shift in discourse, recognizing that the Euro-Atlantic Area is not at peace and presenting the Russian Federation as a direct threat to NATO members. For this reason, the document reprioritizes NATO toward defense and deterrence, and strengthens the discourse of state-based threats to the Alliance. This discourse has implications on NATO's enlargement and partnership policies.

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