nato21xTassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) -Publication date: 30 January 2017

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

President Trump called NATO “obsolete.” Is it?

The answer is a qualified “no.” NATO’s long history as the cornerstone of post-war stability in Europe, while the Soviet Union existed, invests it with a special aura. But after the fall of “existing socialism in one country,” this aura has become frayed. NATO needs radical redefinition, which has not occurred despite endless talk about how coalition strategy should be articulated anew in the post-Soviet era....Read more