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ADL037

Introduction to NATO (V8.2.1 - 2021)

Conducted by DL

Aim

This course provides an introduction to NATO structures, policies and operations, as well as an overview of the current issues facing the Alliance.

Irrespective of professional background and prior training, this course offers students the required basic knowledge of NATO that will enable them to participate actively in discussion on NATO during their resident course at NATO School.

Details

Level of Effort: 5 Hours
Language: English 2222 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline:
Area:
Depth of Knowledge: 2 - Intermediate
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: ETE-ET-11695

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Learning Objectives

Introduction to NATO: Module 1: "Introduction to NATO" leads you through the history of NATO and gives a general NATO overview.

The module is organized as follows:

NATO Overview
The Brussels Treaty of 1948
The Washington Treaty
NATO's Member Countries
Challenges and Risks: Tasks
NATO's Answers: Transformation
Comprehension check

Typical Learning Time: 30 min.

Evolution of NATO Strategy: Module 2: "Evolution of NATO Strategy" gives a general overview on the development of NATO strategies.

The module is organized as follows:

Review of early strategies
The 1991 Strategic Concept
The 1999 Strategic Concept
The 2010 Strategic Concept
Comprehension check

Typical Learning Time: 40 min.

NATO Structures, Decision Making and the NATO Defence Planning Process: Module 3: "NATO Structures, Decision Making and the NATO Defence Planning Process" gives a general overview of NATO Structures, as well as Decision Making and the Defence Planning Process in NATO.

The module is organized as follows:

Introduction to NATO's Organizational Structure
NATO's Civilian Structure
NATO's Military Structure
Organizations and agencies
Exercise on NATO's Civil and Military Structure
Decision-Making Process
The NATO Defence Planning Process
Comprehension check

Typical Learning Time: 60 min

NATO's international relations: Module 4: "NATO's international relations" gives a general overview of NATO's relations in the international environment.

The module is organized as follows:

International Organizations Overview
United Nations (UN)
The Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)
NATO-Russia Relations
Relations with Ukraine and Georgia
Global Partners
Comprehension Check

Typical Learning Time: 50 min

Key Political Issues - part 1: Module 5:“Key Political Issues - part 1" gives a general overview on the key political issues for NATO.

The module is organized as follows:

The 2010 Strategic Concept
Collective Defence
Crisis Management
Cooperative Security
Comprehension Check

Typical Learning Time: 1h:10min.

Key Political Issues - part2: Module 6:“Key Political Issues - part2" gives a general overview on the key political issues for NATO.

The module constitutes the second part of the key political issues for NATO and is organized as follows:

Nuclear Deterrence
Cyber Security
NATO Enlargement
Reform towards a more effective, efficient and flexible Alliance
Women, Peace and Security
Comprehension Check

Typical Learning Time: 25 min

Course Participants

Any interested NATO School Students.

Language Proficiency: English 2222 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-1 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-9

Methodology

This course provides an introduction to NATO structures, policies and operations, as well as an overview of the current issues facing the Alliance.

Further Information

This self-paced course is available on the NSO eLearning Platform.

Students selected for NSO resident or distributed learning courses via the allocation process will receive NSO eLearning Platform registration instructions sent to their official email address.

Those individuals not registered for an NSO resident or distributed learning course may find this self-paced course on NATO JADL. Individual registration is required.