The UK and NATO

20 May 2013

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy will take oral evidence on the UK and Nato on Monday 20 May 2013.


  • Professor Mike Clarke, Director General, RUSI
  • Sir Stewart Eldon, former UK Permanent Representative to NATO
  • Dr Robin Niblett, Director, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)

The Committee announced in February 2013 that:

“We plan to hold a series of evidence sessions on the UK’s relationship with NATO; national security and the EU; the nature of our alliance with the United States; energy security; and food security: topics which the Government appears a little unwilling to address, at least in public. In doing this we are not seeking to do the Government’s work for it: instead, we hope the Government will take forward work on the issues identified drawing on expertise from outside of Government as well as from within.”

This is the second of those evidence sessions. The intention in this session is to focus on the UK’s relationship with NATO and its consequences for the UK’s national security, including its role in the UK’s relationship with the USA.

The meeting will be held in public at 4.30 pm in Committee Room 4 in the Palace of Westminster.

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