NATO’s Riga summit finished with predictable compromise. But for the Central and East Europeans, the summit is now seen as a missed opportunity. None of their strategic challenges were fully addressed.
NATO’s Riga summit finished with the predictable compromise: a nod in the direction of further military ‘transformation’, a renewed pledge to provide troops to Afghanistan and a promise that a new batch of former communist countries may be admitted into the Alliance at a future date. But for the Central and East Europeans, the summit is now seen as a missed opportunity. None of their strategic challenges have been fully addressed. And questions about NATO’s relevance have
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