NATO has asked eight think tanks from eight different countries to assess the national debate on defense and to provide recommendations on how governments and NATO can help stimulate this debate.

The contributing think tanks include: the Atlantic Council of Canada (Canada); Institut français des relations internationales (France); Atlantic Initiative (Germany); Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy); the Hague Center for Strategic Studies (the Netherlands); DemosEurope (Poland); the International Institute for Strategic Studies (United Kingdom); and the Center for a New American Security (United States).

Reports

Defence Matters, by the Hague Center for Strategic Studies (the Netherlands)

Defense Matters, by Institut français des relations internationales (France)

Defence Matters: Recommendations regarding Germany, by Jörg Wolf, Atlantic Initiative (Germany)

Defence Matters in Canada, by Paul H. Chapin and col. (ret) Brian S. MacDonald, Atlantic Council of Canada (Canada)

Defence perceptions in the United Kingdom: Notes and suggestions for NATO ‘Defence Matters’, by Alexander Nicoll, International Institute for Strategic Studies (United Kingdom)

How does defence matter in the 21st century? The views and insights from Poland, by DemosEurope (Poland)

NATO Matters: Ensuring the Value of the Alliance for the United States, by Jacob Stokes and Nora Bensahel, Center for a New American Security (United States)

The Italian Debate on Defence Matters, by Alessandro Marrone and Paola Tessari, Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy)