This paper reports the proceedings of a closed-door seminar hosted by IAI on 16 October 2014 within the project Defence Matters 2014, which aims to stimulate the debate in Italy on defence issues by engaging policy-makers, stakeholders and public opinion, with a focus on Italy national interest's link to NATO and international missions. The seminar was devoted to the leading topics addressed during the NATO Wales Summit held on 4-5 September 2014, and its relevant outcomes which could pave the way for the enhancement of international security. By outlining the main achievements of the Wales Summit and debating on the role of the Atlantic Alliance in different geographical and strategic fields, participants in the event discussed the present critical status of international security as an opportunity for NATO to reshape its role, and to maintain capabilities adequately trained and at high readiness. The present report aims to outline the main points that have come out from the discussion, and to summarize the main conclusions the participants have agreed on.
Report of the seminar "NATO after the Wales Summit" organised in Rome on 16 October 2014 by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) within the research project Defence Matters 2014.
1. The 2014 NATO Wales Summit
2. Beyond the Summit