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The Future of NATO’s Asia Partnerships: 2014 and Beyond


If NATO is to deepen its strategic relations in Asia after ISAF draws down, it must resolve internal divisions over its purpose

NATO has strategic interests in the Asia-Pacific and a long-term interest in promoting stability and growth globally, as well as the spread of liberal values. Furthermore, in the decades ahead it is likely that Asia-Pacific nations will play a larger role in global security, thereby approaching issues of interest to NATO and its members. Until recently, NATO’s relationships with its Asian partners have focused chiefly on operational requirements in Afghanistan. Much has been

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Lisa Aronsson

Visiting Fellow, Atlantic Council / Research Fellow, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies

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