Managing Partnerships, not Enlargement, Is NATO’s Real Challenge

Flags of member nations outside NATO headquarters in Brussels, Aug. 29, 2014 (AP photo by Olivier Matthys).
Flags of member nations outside NATO headquarters in Brussels, Aug. 29, 2014 (AP photo by Olivier Matthys).
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Despite the recent prominence given to the issue of NATO’s membership enlargement, the alliance seems destined for at least the next few years to focus on broadening and deepening its partnerships with nonmember countries and other international institutions. NATO has developed an extensive partnership program since the Cold War and now has some two dozen official national partners, while developing ties with more countries as well as international institutions. Partners contribute capabilities, money and legitimacy to NATO activities. They have provided thousands of ground troops to NATO operations in Afghanistan and the Balkans, air capabilities in Libya and support to […]

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