NATO Defence Planning Process in (Permanent) Transition


NATO Defence Planning Process (NDPP) is a subject of quite frequent reviews and amendments in order to meet the needs of NATO as an organization and of each Ally. The current initiative, based on a tasking from the Chicago summit in May 2012, is referred to as "Enhancing the NDPP". It particularly aims at making the NDPP more relevant to national defence planning and more visible at political level. More emphasis is also placed on timely consultations among Allies whenever they intend to make significant changes in their defence inventories and capabilities. Recently approved NATO Defence Planning Capability Targets (June 2013) previously known as Force Goals, are for the first time affected by application of the so-called "50% planning assumption" which aims to redress the burden-sharing imbalance between the US and other Allies.

PhDr. Jan Stejskal, born in 1978, he graduated in public and social policy, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSV), in 2005. Than he worked as a researcher for the Centre for Social and Economic Strategies, Faculty of Social Sciences (CESES FSV), Charles University Prague, from 2006 at the Defence Policy and Strategy Division (SOPS), MoD. In 2009 he completed the international Higher Command Studies Course Leadership of Transformation at the Baltic Defence College. Since August 2012, he has been working as a defence advisor to the head of the Permanent Delegation of the Czech Republic to NATO in Brussels. He is one of Czech Republic representatives in the Defence Policy and Planning Committee (DPPC) of NATO.

Country: Czech Republic


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