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.

Jan Stejskal, born in 1978. Graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague (2005) where he shortly worked as a researcher. In 2006-2019, he held a number of positions at the Defence Policy and Strategy Division of the MoD. In 2012-2015, he served as a defence adviser of the Permanent Delegation of the Czech Republic to NATO, responsible for defence policy and defence planning issues. In 2018, he worked as a senior expert of the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga. Since September 2019, he lives in Latvia and works in Latvian National Defence Academy, initially as a researcher of the Center for Security and Strategic Research, and currently in newly established Defence Technology and Innovation Center. Apart from the defence planning, societal resilience, and defence capability development issues, he also studies the Czechoslovak defence effort in the late 1930s.


Country: Czech Republic


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