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Sharing Cyber Capabilities within the Alliance

Interoperability Through Structured Pre-Authorization Cyber
Sharing cyber weapon/cyber capabilities requires trust between the member states, becoming a high-end policy decision due to the concerns of proliferation and the investment in designing a cyber-weapon that has a limited ’shelf-life’. The digital [...]

The Multi-Domain Combat Cloud in Light of Future Air Operations

An Enabler for Multi-Domain Operations
Much has been published on new operational concepts to re-enhance Western air superiority when facing threats posed by peer or near-peer competitors with long-range and precise fires. Most experts advocate for a much more integrated [...]

Adversarial Machine Learning

A Threat to NATO Missions
The rapid progress in computer vision made possible by deep learning techniques has favoured the large diffusion of appli­cations based on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The ability to analyse different kinds of images and data from [...]

Terabytes of Unprocessed Data or Superior Pieces of Info

Turning Airborne ISR into Multi-Domain Operations
The info-operational environment in which we are immersed is characterized by conflicts that span the entire spectrum of the competition continuum, including all possible combinations of conventional, asymmetric and hybrid operations. Our military organizations have [...]

Developing an Operational Framework to Enable Interoperable Allied NATO Responsive Space Activities

Space Capabilities that are Allied by Design
With NATO facing a contested space domain, members have begun exploring responsive space capabilities that enable rapid deployment of space assets providing critical Data, Products, and Services (DPS). As explained by US Army General James [...]

Deterrence in the Space Domain

Increasing Deterrence in Space by Gaining a Mindset for Agile Space Operations
At Brussel’s NATO Summit in 2020, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg launched the #NATO 2030 effort remarking that ­‘resilience – be it infrastructure, telecommunications, 5G or healthcare, access to protective equipment – all of that [...]

Thresholds in Cyber and in Space

Lessons Learned from State Positions on the Application of International Law to Cyber for the Evolving Space Domain
On January 17th of 2022, NATO published its ‘Overarching Space Policy’, with almost identical wording: ‘(…) Allies agreed that attacks to, from, or within space present a clear challenge to the security of the Alliance, [...]

The Cyber and Information Domain and the Space Domain: Links and Interdependencies

For a long time in NATO’s history, the three traditional operational domains – Land, Sea and Air – were the basis for deriving the necessary capabilities and providing the framework for both the strategic and [...]

The New Era of Great Power Competition

Emerging Patterns and Principles
Note: This article is an abridged version of ‘The New Era of Great Power Competition and the Biden Administration’, published in Joint Force ­Quarterly, N° 103, 4th Quarter 2021. The administration of President Joseph Biden [...]

Global Competition

The Origin of the Term and its Use in Policy Statements
In general, we tend to have a rather positive relationship with the idea of competition, which is broadly accepted in sports, school, professional life and society. Liberal democracies also distinctly favour the contest between individuals [...]

Joint Air & Space Power Conference 2022 Read Ahead

Enhancing NATO Air and Space Power in an Age of Global Competition
Esteemed Colleagues, There is little doubt today that we live in a time of renewed global competition between major state powers. This also means that we live in what is, potentially, an extremely hazardous age. [...]

NATO ISTAR

Establishing a NATO-owned Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance Capability
Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities of a coalition, such as NATO, have always played a key role in the success of operations. Although often this is considered an invisible job, the data collection and [...]

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