Al Jazeera Questions the Lisbon Summit and NATO “Expansion”

NATO Heads of State at Lisbon Summit, November 19, 2010.

From Al Jazeera:  Is this alliance anything more than a fig leaf for US foreign policy? And what sort of relationship can it strike with reinvigorated Russia?
Nato’s new strategic concept unveiled in Lisbon underlines the global role of the alliance’s new non-continental or non-geographic preoccupations such as cyber and space.

Is this the way to stay relevant in a complicated world? What does the future hold for Nato in Afghanistan and beyond?

The following video includes an interview with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and input from selected experts; "General Sir Michael Jackson, former commander, Nato Allied Corps; Oksana Antonenko, Russia & Eurasia director, IISS; Dr Gülnur Aybet, International Relations, Kent University; William Pfaff, author of The Irony Of Manifest Destiny; Professor Stephen M Walt, international affairs, Harvard University; Diana Johnstone, author of Fools Crusade; Dr Vlad Sobell, Daiwa Research Institute; Professor Alex Callinicos, author of Bonfire Of Illusions."


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