August 1, 2014

Is NATO Ready for Russia?

Charles Crawford, Daily Telegraph

The Associated Press

After the Cold War ended nearly 25 years ago, Nato governments not unreasonably concluded that the military and ideological threats posed to western Europe from the former Soviet Union had collapsed. Indeed, in the early Nineties Russia was seen as a new diplomatic partner in European and wider security, albeit not always a reliable and enthusiastic one: from 1992-98 I worked closely and well with Russian diplomatic colleagues in Contact Group work for the former Yugoslavia imbroglio.

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TAGGED: Europe, Ukraine, Russia, NATO

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