Towards the Lisbon Summit: Is NATO’s Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

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NATO’s next Summit in Lisbon is scheduled for 19-21 November. According to US Ambassador to NATO, Ivo Daalder, the Summit will be dominated by four topics: adoption of a new Strategic Concept, Afghanistan, missile defences and NATO-Russian relations . At this mid-point between Summits (the previous NATO Heads of State meeting took place ten months ago in Strasbourg / Kehl) it is worth taking a reality check on these four crucial issues for transatlantic security, and asking: is NATO’s glass half-full or half-empty?


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