NATO

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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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Op-Ed

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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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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Testimony

NATO: Chicago and Beyond

Author: Charles A. Kupchan

Charles A. Kupchan testifies before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and what's at stake in the upcoming Chicago summit.

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Video

Next Steps for NATO

Speaker: Ivo H. Daalder
Presider: Michael Getler

In advance of the mid-May NATO summit in Chicago, Ambassador Daalder discusses the alliance's priorities and future, as well as broader transatlantic relations.

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Audio

Next Steps for NATO (Audio)

Speaker: Ivo H. Daalder
Presider: Michael Getler

Ahead of the mid-May NATO summit in Chicago, Ambassador Daalder discusses the alliance's priorities and future, as well as broader transatlantic relations.

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Transcript

Next Steps for NATO

Speaker: Ivo H. Daalder
Presider: Michael Getler

Ahead of the mid-May NATO summit in Chicago, Ambassador Daalder discusses the alliance's priorities and future, as well as broader transatlantic relations.

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Carnegie Endowment: Keeping NATO Relevant

Author: Jamie Shea

In this Policy Outlook piece for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges Jamie Shea discusses the role of NATO in times of austerity and how it can meet the challenges that lie ahead.

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Video

The Future of NATO

Interviewer: Stewart M. Patrick
Interviewee: Robin Niblett

As U.S. and European leaders prepare for the NATO summit in May, CFR's Stewart M. Patrick and Chatham House Director Robin Niblett discuss why the alliance will remain important for Europe and the United States after NATO withdraws from Afghanistan.

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NYT: NATO Sees Flaws in Air Campaign Against Qaddafi

Author: Eric Schmitt

In a post-conflict analysis of the air strike campaign in Libya, NATO finds numerous flaws in its system impairing its efficiency, including over-reliance on the United States, faulty coordination, and numerous civilian casualties, reports the New York Times.

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Article

A Still-Strong Alliance

Author: Charles A. Kupchan
Policy Review

Charles A. Kupchan argues that the Atlantic alliance is remarkably resilient, but it must now face the urgent challenge of economic and political weakness that has descended upon the West.

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