“NATO has entered an age where we must do both collective defense and manage crises and promote stability beyond our borders.”
Jens Stoltenberg, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Sep 2016
NATO missions address complex problems in fragile States during and post-crisis and contribute to a comprehensive approach to Crisis Management and to coherence and coordination of the International Community’s efforts towards security, development, and governance.
Stabilization and Reconstruction activities may be components of operations conducted within the framework of Peace Support Operations, Humanitarian Assistance, Defence Against Terrorism Operations, Counterinsurgency and Major Combat Operations, and, in some cases, will overlap with their activities.
S&R includes support to
Stability policing activities, conducted throughout the full spectrum of the conflict, aim at establishing a safe and secure environment, conducive to restoring public order and security and establishing the conditions to governance and development. This can only be conducted with multiple actors with multiple (and sometimes opposed) calendars, in a very complex environment.
Therefore, only a comprehensive approach, i.e. an synchronization of military and non-military actions is necessary to achieve this goal.