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A podcast focused on the 70-year history of the NATO and its oldest military headquarters, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

An Enduring Alliance - Celebrating 70 Years of NATO SHAPE

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A podcast focused on the 70-year history of the NATO and its oldest military headquarters, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

    Episode 12: NATO Today, NATO Tomorrow

    Episode 12: NATO Today, NATO Tomorrow

    Episode 12. NATO Today, NATO Tomorrow
    NATO has come a long way since its foundation in 1949. In this episode we discuss how NATO continues to protect its nations by deterring aggression and adapting to engage new security challenges. We will also highlight the importance of NATO partnerships and their impact on missions across the globe. Finally, we will give a glimpse into the future of the Alliance. 
    Today, NATO continues to deter aggression and to protect the territorial integrity and independence of its members. It engages emerging security challenges like cyberwarfare and hybrid warfare. NATO also continues to build capabilities in the fields of peace keeping and crisis management. Thanks to its partnership agreements with nations across the globe, today NATO is the most prominent and effective security forum.
    This episode brings together experts from NATO Headquarters to talk about the recent developments in the military command structure and how the Alliance continues to adapt and transform.
     
    SHAPE Website: https://bit.ly/2ktqiPt
    HOST: Dr. Stella Adorf, Master Sergeant Alex Burnett, Dr. Linda Risso
    GUESTS: Mark Laity, Jamie Shea, General Philip Breedlove, Michael Ruehle, Carmen Romero
     
    Sources:
    Commitment to enhance resilience, 8 July 2016
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_133180.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Cyber Defence Pledge, 8 July 2016
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_133177.htm?selectedLocale=en

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    Episode 11: NATO in Afghanistan

    Episode 11: NATO in Afghanistan

    Episode 11. Afghanistan
    The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States would lead to the first Article 5 invocation in NATO history and its longest out of area mission, Afghanistan. In this episode we discuss the initial US mission in Afghanistan with the Global War on Terror, initial NATO involvement with International Security Assistance Forces and the shift to Afghanistan’s current day Resolute Support Mission.
    SHAPE Website: https://shape.nato.int/history/information/podcasts 
    HOST: Dr. Stella Adorf, Master Sergeant Alex Burnett, Dr. Linda Risso
    GUESTS: Mark Laity, Carmen Romero
     
    Sources: 
    Declaration by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, 6 September 2006 
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_50575.htm?selectedLocale=en
     ISAF’s Strategic Vision, 3 April 2008
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_8444.htm?selectedLocale=en
     Summit Declaration on Afghanistan, 4 April 2009
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_52836.htm?selectedLocale=en
    NATO Afghan First Policy, 23 April 2010
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_62851.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Resolute Support Nations and Afghanistan, 1 December 2015
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_125449.htm?selectedLocale=en
     Joint Statement on the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, 12 July 2018
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_156625.htm?selectedLocale=en

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    Episode 10: Invoking Article 5

    Episode 10: Invoking Article 5

    Episode 10. Invoking Article 5
    Article 5 is the cornerstone of the Alliance. It means that an attack on one is an attack on all. This article has been invoked only once in the 70-year history of the Alliance: in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on the United States. In this episode we discuss how NATO came to the aid of the US and why article 5 was invoked.
    We speak with Lord George Robertson about his recollection of the hours and days following the 9/11 attacks and we discuss the significance of the decision to invoke Article 5.
    SHAPE Website: https://bit.ly/2YSXeyY
    HOST: Dr. Stella Adorf, Master Sergeant Alex Burnett, Dr. Linda Risso
    GUESTS: Lord George Robertson, Michael Ruehle
     
    Sources:
    NATO Declassified: 9/11 and beyond
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/declassified_137125.htm
    NATO and the days after 9/11
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=num7UD4oAME&list=PLFE2C29A8E575D5EB
    Statement by the North Atlantic Council, 11 September 2001
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_18863.htm?selectedLocale=en
    NATO's Response to Terrorism, 6 December 2001
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_18848.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Statement on combating terrorism: Adapting the Alliance's Defence Capabilities, 18 December 2001
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_18843.htm?selectedLocale=en
    NATO Engages: Special Screening: "NATO HQ: Behind the Lines" with Jamie Shea courtesy of Atlantic Council
    https://youtu.be/5NpmsguN7nU 

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    Episode 9: North Macedonia - A Success Story

    Episode 9: North Macedonia - A Success Story

    Episode 9. North Macedonia – A Success Story
    The lessons NATO learned during their operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo led to an under-appreciated success story, North Macedonia. In this episode we discuss how the Alliance successfully enforced a military ceasefire in North Macedonia and led Operation Essential Harvest, which disarmed rebels and ensured the basis for an effective diplomatic and political dialogue. All this was accomplished without deadly force or destruction.
    SHAPE Website: https://bit.ly/2LGFUeD 
    HOST: Dr. Stella Adorf, Master Sergeant Alex Burnett, Dr. Linda Risso
    GUESTS: Mark Laity, Carmen Romero
     
    Sources:
    Joint Statement on the ceasefires in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 5 July 2001
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_18868.htm?selectedLocale=en
    EU and NATO agree concerted approach for the Western Balkans, 29 July 2003
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_20312.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Mark Laity, Preventing war in Macedonia. Pre-emptive Diplomacy for the 21stcentury. Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, Whitehall Paper 68, 2007.

    • 39 min
    Episode 8: NATO Becomes Operational

    Episode 8: NATO Becomes Operational

    Episode 8. NATO Becomes Operational
    In the 1990s, NATO became operational for the first time in its 40-year history. The operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and later in Kosovo were a transformative experience for the Alliance. These were out-of-area engagements with new political and operational challenges.
    In this episode a former NATO spokesperson recalls the key events that marked NATO’s involvement in the Balkans.
     
    SHAPE Website: https://bit.ly/2XDMcSo
    HOSTS: Dr. Stella Adorf, Master Sergeant Alex Burnett, Dr. Linda Risso
    GUESTS: Jamie Shea, Michael Ruehle, Carmen Romero
     
    Sources:
    Statement on the Situation in Former Yugoslavia, 30 May 1995
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_24754.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Statement on Bosnia-Herzegovina, 5 December 1995
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_24719.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Press Conference on Transfer of Authority to IFOR Opening Statement, 20 December 1995
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/opinions_24762.htm?selectedLocale=en 
    Declaration by the North Atlantic Council on IFOR's role in the transition to peace, 29 April 1996
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_25070.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Statement by the North Atlantic Council on the situation in Albania, 13 March 1997
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_25476.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Special Declaration on Bosnia and Herzegovina, 8 July 1997
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_25459.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Political and Military Objectives of NATO Action with regard to the crisis in Kosovo, 23 March 1999
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_27451.htm?selectedLocale=en

    • 32 min
    Episode 7: Tearing Down Walls

    Episode 7: Tearing Down Walls

    Episode 7. Tearing Down Walls
    In the Western world, the Fall of the Berlin Wall symbolised ofthe end of the Cold War. It was soon followed by the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the establishment of new democratic governments in Central and Eastern Europe.
    These events raised the questions: Was there still a need for NATO? What was the Alliance’s future? 
    In this episode we discuss the way NATO answered these questions.
    Our guests recall the hectic events following the end of the Cold War.
     
    SHAPE Website: https://bit.ly/31WRBCx
    HOSTS: Dr. Stella Adorf, Master Sergeant Alex Burnett, Dr. Linda Risso
    GUESTS: Jamie Shea, Michael Ruehle, Carmen Romero
     
    Sources:
    NATO Declassified: The Fall of the Wall
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/declassified_135845.htm
    Opportunities outweigh risks, Speech by Secretary General Manfred Wörner: 6 August 1989
    http://archives.nato.int/nato-secretary-general-worner-opportunities-outweigh-risks-for-first-time;isad
    The Alliance: A Key Player in the future. Speech by Secretary General Manfred Wörner. 26 October 1989
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/opinions_23563.htm?selectedLocale=en
    NATO and a new European Order. Speech by Secretary General, Manfred Wörner, 19 April 1990
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/opinions_23726.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Message from Turnberry. 8 June 1990
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_23697.htm?selectedLocale=en
    Declaration on a Transformed North Atlantic Alliance ("The London Declaration"), 6 July 1990
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_23693.htm?selectedLocale=en
    A common Europe-Partners in Stability, Speech by Secretary General, Manfred Wörner to Members of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, 16 July 1990
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/opinions_23719.htm
    NATO's Core Security Functions in the New Europe, 7 June 1991
    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/official_texts_23861.htm?selectedLocale=en

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