Previewing NATO’s Madrid Summit

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Heads of state and government from NATO’s 30 member states (see Figure 1) are scheduled to hold a summit in Madrid, Spain, on June 29-30, 2022. The summit is expected to address five main agenda items that relate to key congressional concerns about Russia’s war in Ukraine, alliance force posture and defense spending, and NATO enlargement:

  • A bolstered defense posture in response to Russia’s war in Ukraine
  • A new Strategic Concept outlining NATO’s purpose and core tasks
  • Increased support for aspiring NATO members Ukraine, Georgia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Proposed NATO enlargement to Finland and Sweden
  • Renewed commitment to NATO defense spending goals

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This In Focus was first published in June 2022. The latest update was published in June 2022. All updates can be checked on the Primary Source link provided below.

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