Canada's Security Agenda

Rear Admiral David Gardam interviewed by Toni Johnson

Canada's military is managing its role in Afghanistan against new security concerns in the Arctic, and is looking to increase its capacity in an age when other NATO countries are cutting back on spending, says Canadian Rear Admiral David Gardam.

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Media Conference Call: The Chicago NATO Summit

Speaker: Ivo H. Daalder
Presiders: Gideon Rose and Rachel Bronson

Listen to U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO Ivo Daalder discuss the Chicago NATO Summit with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Rachel Bronson.

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Corporate Conference Call: Post-NATO Summit Analysis

Speakers: Ivo H. Daalder and Rachel Bronson
Presider: Gideon Rose

On Tuesday, May 22, Ivo Daalder, the U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, will offer his take on the Chicago summit. The immediate question is whether the alliance can withdraw its forces from Afghanistan while leaving behind a stable country that can stave off the Taliban. The long-term question surrounds the future of NATO as a guarantor of international peace and security.

Daalder, in the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs, writes that the organization's successful mission to help liberate Libya proves that the alliance can still be an essential source of stability, but adds "to preserve that role, NATO must solidify the political cohesion and shared capabilities that made the operation in Libya possible."

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Expert Brief

NATO's Chicago Agenda

Author: Stewart M. Patrick

The upcoming NATO summit will include talks on the endgame in Afghanistan, a new smart defense doctrine, and bolstering global partnerships, all of it colored by fundamental questions about the role and mission of the alliance, says CFR's Stewart Patrick.

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NATO's Failure to Launch

Author: Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAF
National Interest

Colonel Chad T. Manske, USAF, says the question of what constitutes missile-defense interim capability will loom large over the NATO Summit, but the issue for NATO remains whether they can muster the political, diplomatic, economic, and technical will to bring a ballistic-missile defense capability on line.

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Must Read

CRS: NATO's Chicago Summit

Author: Paul Belkin

This Congressional Research Service report explains the issues to be covered at the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago, where talks about Afghanistan, "smart defense," and partnerships with non-NATO members are supposed to dominate.

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