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The NATO Global Hub

NATO flag

NATO flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Richard WeitzProject Syndicate, August 30, 2012
What should an alliance do when its leading member and dominant pillar decides to shift its focus to the other side of the world? NATO leaders have been grappling with this question since US President Barack Obama’s announcement of his administration’s “pivot” to Asia last year compelled them to examine the Alliance’s global role. … http://ow.ly/1md3uq

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Atlantic-Community: Conflicting Allegiances – NATO, EU or Sovereignty?

EU and NATO nations (photo: European Union Center at the University of Illinois

By Rhys Ashvin Merrett, Atlantic-Community, August 10, 2012

Recent activity by the EU High Representative and Secretary General of NATO reflect the surge of interest in the Asia-Pacific. However, the extent of NATO and EU strategic involvement in the region is dependent upon a group of 21 European states that are members of both institutions.

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ACUS: The more Russia and NATO need each other, the better

English: U.S. President Harry Truman signs the...

U.S. President Harry Truman signs the bill ratifying the North Atlantic Treaty, part of creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jorge BenitezNATOSource, July 21, 2012

From Sergei Oznobishchev, Valdai Club:   On setting up a NATO transshipment base in Ulyanovsk

The decision is important in geopolitical and strategic terms, as it bolsters Russia’s partner relations with the United States and the North Atlantic alliance. There have been ups and downs in the Russia-NATO relationship, with downs prevailing. Russia has repeatedly frozen bilateral relations with the organization for various reasons – NATO expansion (1994) and events in Georgia (2008) being two such examples.

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ACUS: NATO condemns terrorist attack in Bulgaria

 

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO Secretary General (Photo: NATO)

Jorge Benitez, NATO Source, July 19, 2012
From Anders Fogh Rasmussen, NATO:  I strongly condemn the outrageous terrorist attack in Burgas, which cost the lives of several people and wounded many others.

I offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims of this shocking act.

Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations can never be tolerated or justified. http://ow.ly/1lu64n

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