(Supported by “Konrad Adenauer” Stiftung and the Bulgarian Diplomatic Institute)
Atlantic Club of Bulgaria organized a public discussion entitled “The Aftermath of NATO Warsaw Summit.” The project aimed to set up a platform for discussion of the most urgent issues regarding the future of the Alliance and to highlight the key decisions and outcomes of the NATO Warsaw Summit, which took place on 8-9 July 2016 in Warsaw.
The project aimed to achieve several significant objectives. First of all, the event purposed to provide the audience with the information concerning the decisions taken at the NATO Warsaw Summit and the five key issues that would dominate the agenda of the Summit: 1) The situation in Eastern Europe: the military build-up from the Barents Sea to the Baltic, and from the Black Sea to the eastern Mediterranean 2) The risks emanating from the turmoil across the Middle East and North Africa 3) The question of enlargement: the biggest migrant and refugee crisis in Europe since WWII 4) The brutal attacks by ISIL and other terrorist groups, and cyber attacks 5) The debate about the future nuclear strategy of the Alliance: nuclear proliferation and ballistic missile threats.
The main goal of the Atlantic Club public discussion was to facilitate a conversation among the representatives of, governmental structures, academia, experts, think tanks, NGOs, the media, students and other stakeholders with reference to the future of the Alliance.
The event took place on 14 July 2016 in Sofia.