At the beginning of a new decade, and having just reached 70 years in existence, NATO is facing a defence landscape that has changed significantly since the alliance’s formation. In this issue, we hear from NATO leaders and think-tankers about the new threats and challenges facing NATO, and how the alliance is preparing for them.

We also find out how the US is testing its NATO readiness with the largest deployment of US forces to Europe in 20 years, hear from IFS about the benefits of electrification and renewable power initiatives for operations and logistics support, and ask whether manned tanks have a future in the increasingly automated land domain.

Plus, we analyse what the US-Iran crisis could mean for the defence sector, speak to Women in Defence award winner Phillippa Spencer about her work for the UK’s Dstl, and find out how Tech Against Terrorism is uncovering terrorist content online.

Susanne Hauner, editor