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Conference Call Briefing: April 2009 NATO Summit

Speakers: Charles A. Kupchan and Jeffrey Mankoff
Presider: Robert McMahon

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?

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Op-Ed

Out of Area, Out of Business?

Author: Stewart M. Patrick
National Interest Online

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.

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Op-Ed

Afghanistan Seen As Crucial Test

Author: James M. Goldgeier
Washington Times

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.

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Must Read

Guardian: NATO Needs a Makeover

Author: Benoit D'Aboville

As France returns to NATO's integrated military structure, it's time for the alliance to undergo a long-delayed transformation, Benoi D'Aboville says.

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Audio

NATO At 60 Symposium: Session II: NATO, Russia, and the Near Abroad (Audio)

Speakers: Ivan Krastev, Victoria Nuland, and Konstantin Remchukov
Presider: Stephen Sestanovich

Listen to experts debate topics such as how NATO should deal with Russia in the aftermath of the war in Georgia, the membership status of Ukraine and Georgia, President Medvedev's proposal for a summit on European security, and others as part of the Council on Foreign Relations "NATO at 60" Symposium.

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Video

NATO At 60 Symposium: Session II: NATO, Russia, and the Near Abroad

Speakers: Ivan Krastev, Victoria Nuland, and Konstantin Remchukov
Presider: Stephen Sestanovich

Watch experts debate topics such as how NATO should deal with Russia in the aftermath of the war in Georgia, the membership status of Ukraine and Georgia, President Medvedev's proposal for a summit on European security, and others as part of the Council on Foreign Relations "NATO at 60" Symposium.

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