Hybrid Wars and Hollow Words: A Preview of the NATO Wales Summit

For Immediate Release: 2 September 2014

Contact: Dr. Ian Davis | +44 (0)7887 782389

 
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NATO’s summit meeting in Wales (4-5 September 2014) comes at a vital time in the alliance’s 65-year history when the global security environment is becoming increasingly unpredictable and unstable.  In addition, NATO is preparing to complete its longest combat mission and to open a new chapter in its relationship with Afghanistan.
 
25 years after the end of the Cold War are we at a turning point in international relations? A Key narrative within NATO for at least two decades has been: should the alliance focus on collective defence in the immediate transatlantic region, or would its security be enhanced by reaching out to global partners?  In fact, it is trying to do both – and more besides.
 
For further details on the contextual issues, summit agenda and analysis of the key themes, please see the attached media briefing (pdf).
 
<Look out for our post-Summit analysis on the NATO Watch website>
 
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