From Radio Netherlands: “The major problem,” Mr Daalder said earlier, “is that there are too many member states that see NATO as a regional, particularly European, defense organisation.” But the threats facing all member states are global, not regional. “NATO should start thinking bigger and more global,” according to Mr Daalder. He said that the organisation should develop in such a way that military force can be exercised over greater distances, and faster.

Mr Daalder also proposed to offer full membership of the alliance to non-European democracies such as Japan, Australia and South Korea.” (Photo: radionetherlands)