Emerging Security Challenges

FactsheetEmerging Security Challenges Working Group Factsheet

The Emerging Security Challenges (ESC) Working Group aims to enhance the capacity of decision makers and policy shapers to identify and respond to emerging international security challenges. Specifically, its goal is to identify and prioritize such international security challenges and discuss possible political frameworks and mechanisms to address them. “Emerging Security Challenges” has become a term used at NATO and in public debate to deal with potential, upcoming, non-traditional threats to our international security. The working group does not have a defined set of issues for analysis - rather, it remains open to include new challenges as they arise.