An Evaluation of the Chicago Summit: Is NATO building on foundations of rock or sand?

This was the first NATO summit on American soil in 13 years and the first held outside Washington DC. It was also the biggest NATO summit in history, with more than 60 countries and organisations represented.

In his ‘doorstep statement’ at the start of NATO’s 25th Summit, Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen declared that the alliance had three key priorities: “Keeping Afghanistan secure now and in the years to come. Keeping NATO strong and capable in the 21st century. And keeping our global network of partners solid”. How did the Summit match up to the Secretary General’s expectations? Read the attached pdf briefing to find out.