natoreforms16Tassos Symeonides
(RIEAS Academic Advisor)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 5/6/2016

Speaking at the Wroclaw Global Forum on June 3, NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow (who was US ambassador to Russia, 2001-2005) said that the July Warsaw Summit must work on making NATO "a full-spectrum alliance more than ever before." "Full spectrum" could mean a lot of things, from overt intervention to defeat "threats," to political initiatives to rally the allies, to "gray zone" strategies aimed at undermining political forces that oppose NATO's declared objectives. That being said, the Warsaw Summit comes when NATO has decided on the key core task already: oppose Russia's expansionism and its perceived threat to Europe....Read more

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