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NATO's Bucharest Summit: The Unanswered Questions


This article assesses the recent NATO summit in Bucharest and looks at the issues facing NATO in the future.

The true significance of a major event is seldom clear when it happens; its historic implications only become apparent much later. So it may prove with the NATO summit which concluded in the Romanian capital of Bucharest earlier this month. In theory, this was a routine, periodic gathering of the Alliance. But the presence of heads of states and governments from no less than sixty states – as far apart as Australia and Portugal – was a clear indication that something else wa

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