NATO has been a cornerstone of security in Europe--and of U.S. foreign policy--for six decades. But its ability to continue playing such a central role is unclear. James M. Goldgeier takes a sober look at what the alliance and its members must do to maintain NATO's relevance in the face of today's strategic environment.
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This military doctrine was approved by the Russian presidential edict on February 5, 2010. BBC Monitoring translated the doctrine on Februrary 10, 2010. The doctrine is prepartion for the Russian military to prepare its armed defenses. The expansion of NATO near Russian borders is listed as one of the main military dangers faced by Russia.
Listen to Philip H. Gordon, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, shed light on the status and future of the U.S.-European relationship under a new president's leadership, as well as the role of the transatlantic partnership in addressing international security challenges.
NATO's European members are more worried about a reassertive Russia than the threat posed by Afghanistan, says expert Robert E. Hunter. This has become the basis for an "unspoken bargain" on supporting the Afghan war effort, he says.
Watch Philip H. Gordon, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, shed light on the status and future of the U.S.-European relationship under a new president's leadership, as well as the role of the transatlantic partnership in addressing international security challenges.
Watch Zbigniew Brzezinski offer insight into his recent Foreign Affairs article "An Agenda for NATO," which examines NATO's history and next course of action, as well as his thoughts on the broader challenges confronting U.S. foreign policy.
Listen to Zbigniew Brzezinski offer insight into his recent Foreign Affairs article “An Agenda for NATO,” which examines NATO’s history and next course of action, as well as his thoughts on the broader challenges confronting U.S. foreign policy.
Charles A. Kupchan testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the future of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
On Thursday 1 October 2009, General Stanley McChrystal, Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Commander, U.S. Forces Afghanistan gave a Special Address on Afghanistan to the IISS.
In the course of its 60 years, NATO has united the West, secured Europe, and ended the Cold War. What next?
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James M. Goldgeier discusses NATO's 60th anniversary.
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Europe expert Charles A. Kupchan says that President Barack Obama's trip to Europe "went as well as could be expected" in light of some of the policy differences that became clear ahead of his departure.
Charles A. Kupchan writes on NATO's upcoming 60th anniversary summit. He predicts the summit will, "surely be dominated by its mission in Afghanistan."
President Obama's first major overseas summits are shadowed by disputes with European allies over stimulus plans and commitment to the Afghan war. He should seize the opportunity to appeal for a strong Europe and a strong NATO.
This is a Council on Foreign Relations media call on the upcoming NATO 60th anniversary Summit. The meetings on April 3rd and 4th come right after the Group of 20 summit in London on the global financial crisis and that could suck some of the oxygen from the summitry in Strasburg and Kehl, but at the same time there are existential questions building for the alliance -- in particular, what is its role going to be in Afghanistan?
Listen to CFR experts Charles A. Kupchan and Jeffrey Mankoff discuss the April 3 NATO summit and its significance for the United States' relationship with Russia and the European Union.
Stewart M. Patrick argues that in Afghanistan, NATO is at risk of losing its relevance, and Washington should broaden NATO's horizons by seeking allied support for a regional approach to the conflict.
James M. Goldgeier argues that while NATO has much to celebrate during its 60th anniversary, it must overcome its inability to operate effectively as a military alliance in Afghanistan in order to be relevant in the 21st century.
Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions.
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