In view of the upcoming NATO summit in Madrid this June, the Elcano Royal Institute hosted a roundtable with experts on transatlantic relations to discuss on the implications of the war in Ukraine and the future of Europe’s security panorama. Concretely, this discussion sought to assess how the war impacts the adoption and the content of NATO’s Strategic Concept, as well as the implications in the long run for NATO’s future. Experts shall address how collective defence and deterrence should be enhanced in this guiding document considering the current geopolitical reality.


  • Luis Simón, Director of the Office in Brussels and Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute | @LuisSimn
  • Daniel S. Hamilton, Senior non-resident Fellow, Brookings Institution;  Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University SAIS | @DanSHamilton
  • Benedetta Berti, Head of Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary General, NATO | @benedettabertiw

Chair: Charles Powell, Director, Elcano Royal Institute | @CharlesTPowell

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