NATO

Teaching Module

Teaching Module: The Future of NATO

Author: James M. Goldgeier

In this Council Special Report, CFR former senior fellow for transatlantic relations James M. Goldgeier discusses the relevance of NATO in a post-cold war world, and how the U.S. can benefit from collective security across the atlantic for the successful outcome of military operations in the Middle East. Teaching notes by the author.

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Interview

NATO's Decline over Libya

Robert E. Hunter interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

NATO's failure to apply sufficient military force to oust Libya's leader and protect civilians is a blow to the credibility of the alliance and the United States, says expert Robert E. Hunter.

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Interview

Libya's Strains on NATO

Charles A. Kupchan interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

France, Britain, and other NATO nations are now heading the Libya mission, but strains among members could be amplified if NATO tries to increase support for the rebels and the coalition still hasn't clarified its objectives, says CFR's Charles Kupchan.

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Video

Scowcroft: Avoiding Mission Creep in Libya

Interviewer: James M. Lindsay
Interviewee: Brent Scowcroft

Former National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft discusses developments in the Middle East and the intervention in Libya with CFR's Director of Studies James Lindsay. Drawing on lessons from the first and second Gulf Wars, Scowcroft warns of mission creep in coalition efforts in Libya.

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First Take

Domestic Politics and NATO's 'Sensible' Summit

Author: Charles A. Kupchan

The NATO summit in Lisbon ended with a new Strategic Concept, greater cooperation with Russia, and an agreement on Afghanistan, but these successes will be impacted by domestic politics and economic constraints among all the NATO members, says CFR's Charles Kupchan.

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Interview

NATO's Milestone Lisbon Summit

Robert E. Hunter interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

This weekend's NATO summit could see the beginning of a cooperative relationship between Russia and the alliance, as well as a plan for Afghanistan withdrawal that will be welcomed by European leaders, says NATO expert Robert E. Hunter.

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Must Read

In the Same Boat

Author: Sergey V. Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov writes of the warming relations between the NATO block and the Russian federation and highlights the importance of strengthening the Russia-NATO Council ahead of the November 20 Summit in Lisbon.

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Interview

Can NATO Nudge Russia Westward?

Charles A. Kupchan interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The French-Russian-German summit in Deauville this week sought to bring Russia closer to the West. Russia accepted an invitation to next month's NATO summit, but CFR's Charles Kupchan says Moscow questions the sincerity of Euro-Atlantic overtures.

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