NATOSourceAug 21, 2014
Beyond Ukraine: NATO Solidarity in a Time of Crisis
By Bohuslav Sobotka, Foreign Policy
[I]t is important that NATO members see the alliance’s security guarantees as a two-way street, not only in bringing benefits in the form of extra security, but also responsibilities.
NATOSourceAug 21, 2014
Special Summit Series: Germany and NATO
By Robin Allers
At NATO’s summit in Cardiff, Wales, Germany will be at the center of attention. Not because allies expect bold initiatives or major policy changes from Berlin, but because of Germany’s role as Europe’s undisputed leader.
NATOSourceAug 8, 2014
Special Summit Series: Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and NATO
By Simona Kordosova
With NATO approaching its September summit in Wales, the time has come for Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to join Poland in its efforts to bolster regional security and shape the future of the Visegrad countries’ eastern periphery.
NATOSourceMay 28, 2014
US and NATO to Hammer Out Postwar Afghanistan Plan Next Week
By Carlo Muñoz, US Naval Institute
Western European military leaders and their counterparts in Washington will convene next week to hammer out the details of the White House’s recently unveiled postwar plan for Afghanistan.
NATOSourceFeb 26, 2014
Secretary General: No BSA Means No NATO Troops in Afghanistan After 2014
By John Vandiver, Stars and Stripes
NATO defense ministers will discuss plans for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 should Afghanistan and the U.S. fail to reach agreement on a key long-term security deal, the alliance’s top official said Wednesday.
NATOSourceFeb 12, 2014
NATO Chief Doesn’t See Karzai Signing Security Pact
By Adrian Croft, Reuters
President Hamid Karzai is unlikely to sign a pact for U.S. and NATO forces to stay in Afghanistan after 2014 and will probably leave the choice for his successor, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Saturday.
NATOSourceFeb 6, 2014
After Afghanistan, How Will We Fight the Next Multination War?
By Stephen Saideman, Globe and Mail
As 2014 seems to be the year that we look back and ponder what the Afghanistan war means for the future, the question becomes: what of NATO?
NATOSourceJan 6, 2014
Former UK Chief of Defense Doubts Afghan Army Will Succeed After NATO Withdraws
Former British defence chiefs warned Monday that parts of southern Afghanistan could fall to the Taliban when British troops leave this year, despite Prime Minister David Cameron recently saying they had accomplished their mission.