Lord JOPLING (United Kingdom)
12 October 2018
18 November 2018 - “Hybrid warfare” became a buzzword in the international political discourse following Russia’s invasion in Ukraine and the illegal annexation of Crimea in 2014. This report focuses specifically on the Kremlin’s use of hybrid tactics because the Kremlin’s hybrid toolbox is arguably the most sophisticated and comprehensive. Russia’s hybrid warfare also primarily targets the Euro-Atlantic community and the countries in the “grey zone” between NATO/EU and Russia.
The report aims at improving awareness of Russia’s hybrid activities, including political interference, low-level use of force, espionage, crime and corruption, disinformation and propaganda, cyber-attacks and economic pressure, as well as showing how several techniques reinforce and complement each other. It examines the counter-measures adopted by the Euro-Atlantic community and offers thoughts on additional means of response to enhance resilience and defend our populations against these complex threats.
The contemporary global liberal order, established in the aftermath of World War II, and the values of individual liberty, democracy, human rights and rule of law that underpin it have formed the foundation of the Alliance since its creation. Using its expanding…Committee Reports
Informing and educating the public about NATO, its structures, operations, objectives and the threats it protects the Euro-Atlantic populations from are essential to ensure understanding of and support for the organisation. Given the Alliance’s democratic nature and…Committee Reports
As 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the unanimous adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), this draft general report takes stock of the progress achieved in advancing the implementation of the resolution in the…Committee Reports
The COVID-19 crisis has a significant short- and long-term impact on many aspects of the civilian dimension of security. This draft special report firstly examines the link between repressive policies and the aggravation of the health crisis. It shows that human rights…Committee Reports
Five years after the Revolution of Dignity, Ukraine still faces tremendous challenges both in protecting its sovereignty in the face of the ongoing Russian aggression and in fulfilling its commitments towards reform. It is clear that there is frustration and…Committee Reports
This CDS general report was adopted on Saturday 12 October 2019 by the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security at the 65th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in London, United Kingdom.
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This CDS Special report was adopted on Saturday 12 October 2019 by the Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security at the 65th Annual Session of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in London, United Kingdom.
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KEY OUTCOMES OF THE SUMMIT OF NATO HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT HELD IN BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, ON 11-12 JULY 2018
United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) encourages member states and international organisations to involve women and integrate a gender perspective in national and multilateral security initiatives such as…Other Documents
The report provides a brief overview of the security environment in the Western Balkans. It argues that NATO and the European Union need to remain engaged to encourage the countries of the region to continue their reform process, providing assistance when necessary…Committee Reports
The report focuses on the rapidly shifting parameters of global space markets. These were once dominated by large countries with important military and scientific space programmes. Commercial market players today, however, are no longer supplying governments with…Committee Reports
Science and Technology Committee (STC) noted its worry “that NATO’s technological edge is eroding”. As a consequence, the STC is redoubling its efforts to identify the challenges in meeting Alliance goals and to lend political support to rectify any shortcomings. Most…Committee Reports
18 November 2018 - Civil protection occupies an important place in NATO’s comprehensive approach to security. This report will focus on two regions where this aspect of security has become particularly acute in recent years: the High North and the Mediterranean.In the…Committee Reports
This report argues that Russia’s meddling in elections and referenda is a threat to the Alliance and its members. The Rapporteur reviews…Committee Reports
This report discusses the challenges posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) - commonly known as North Korea- to regional and international security. It begins with a review of North Korea’s ballistic and nuclear weapons…Committee Reports
24 September 2018 - Human rights watchdogs indicate that democracy around the world deteriorated to the lowest point in more than a decade. For the Alliance, an organisation underpinned by liberal democratic values, this erosion has severe consequences. The report…Committee Reports
This report reviews the main security challenges in NATO’s southern neighbourhood and their impact on NATO Allies. After providing a brief update on recent developments in Syria and Iraq, the report analyses the key drivers promoting instability in North Africa. To…Committee Reports
NATO is implementing ambitious new adaptations to its defence and deterrence posture in response to a rapidly evolving international security environment. In parallel there is a rising expectation all NATO Allies must do more to invest in the success of these…Committee Reports
The unprecedented growth of the world economy over the last sixty years has been premised on liberal market reform and free trade. Worryingly, in recent years, there has been a backlash against free trade, and this has emerged as a common theme among populist political…Committee Reports
The strength of encryption today has had a positive effect for groups which need protection from governments or law enforcement, for example whistle blowers or journalists operating in repressive countries. However such technologies can also hide terrorist activities…Committee Reports
Saturday 26 May 2018 [ 24 CDS 18 E]Meeting Summaries
18 April 2018 - Qatar is a small country roughly the size of Montenegro. 2.7 million people live in the country, of which only 12% are Qatari citizens. The country has the highest per capita GDP in the world and is the world’s third largest gas producer and third…Mission Reports
5 June 2018 - Members of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) Sub-Committee on Democratic Governance (CDSCG) and Sub-Committee on Technology Trends and Security (STCTTS) paid a visit to Norway from 7 to 9 May 2018.
The delegation consisted of 30 members of parliament from 17 NATO…
Report Title: Social Media Revolution: Political and Security Implications
Rapporteur: Jane CORDY (Canada)
The rise of social media is one of the most recent and far-reaching manifestations of the digital computing and communication…
Report Title: Advancing stability in the Black Sea Region
Rapporteur: Ulla SCHMIDT (Germany)
Once on the periphery of European consciousness, in recent years the Black Sea region reappeared on policymakers’ radar. Regional geopolitics are…
Report Title: The War in Syria and Iraq: Humanitarian Aspects
Rapporteur: Joëlle GARRIAUD-MAYLAM (France)
During the four-day visit to London and York, NATO Parliamentarians received briefings on, inter alia, the challenge posed by Daesh, instability in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, counter-terrorism, as well as UK civil protection and emergency relief…Mission Reports