NATO

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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Video

NATO At 60 Symposium: Session III: NATO and Afghanistan

Speakers: Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Ali A. Jalali, and Barnett R. Rubin
Presider: Stewart M. Patrick

Watch experts shed light on such topics as what broad changes in NATO strategy are needed in Afghanistan, how NATO and U.S. forces can achieve unity of concept as well as unity of command, what can be done to better integrate the humanitarian, counterinsurgency, and counterterrorism missions, and others as part of the Council on Foreign Relations "NATO at 60" Symposium.

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Audio

NATO At 60 Symposium: Session III: NATO and Afghanistan (Audio)

Speakers: Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Ali A. Jalali, and Barnett R. Rubin
Presider: Stewart M. Patrick

Listen to experts shed light on such topics as what broad changes in NATO strategy are needed in Afghanistan, how NATO and U.S. forces can achieve unity of concept as well as unity of command, what can be done to better integrate the humanitarian, counterinsurgency, and counterterrorism missions, and others as part of the Council on Foreign Relations "NATO at 60" Symposium.

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