Standing Guard

What have we learned from the Enhanced Forward Presence on NATO's Frontier?

In 2021, NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) is heading into its fourth year. Canada’s commitment as the Framework Nation for the eFP battlegroup in Latvia is currently its largest foreign military deployment. It is also one of the few overseas missions that has not been scaled back due to COVID-19.


Lessons from the Enhanced Forward Presence, 2017-2020 herunterladen

Born out of necessity, the eFP model is arguably the most important military and political innovation in ensuring NATO’s sustainability, flexibility and relevance since the end of the Cold War. For Framework Nations, such as Canada, to sustain their commitment to the eFP, it is important to consider and effectively communicate the objective and progress of the mission. Almost four years into this deployment, it is an opportune moment to step back to reflect on what has been learned so far from the eFP experiment.

To this end, MLI is pleased to host a webinar launch for a new volume released by the NATO Defense College, titled Lessons from the Enhanced Forward Presence, 2017-2020. This important publication, with contributions from experts from across the transatlantic, is edited by Alexander Lanoszka and MLI senior fellows Alex Moens and Christian Leuprecht.

Register for the webinar here.

Hier finden Sie das Programm zum Download: Program - Standing Guard.pdf

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  • Christian Leuprecht
    • Macdonald-Laurier Institute
  • LGen Frances Allen
    • Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO
  • Toms Rostoks
    • National Academy of Latvia
  • Martin Hurt
    • International Centre for Defence and Security
  • Margarita Šešelgyte
    • Vilnius University
  • Piotr Szymanski
    • Centre for Eastern Studies
  • Col. Nikolaus Carstens
    • German Army
  • Robert Clark
    • Henry Jackson Society
  • Alexander Lanoszka
    • University of Waterloo
  • Alexander Moens
    • Simon Fraser University

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