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"NATO 2020": Madeleine Albright presents her report at an ECFR and Carnegie event

18 May 10

On 17 May former US Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright, publically presented her new report NATO 2020 at an event in Brussels organised by ECFR and Carnegie Europe.

Joined by her deputy, Jerome Van der Veer, Mrs Albright presented her report's findings to NATO's Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. A broader dialogue, moderated by ECFR's Daniel Korski and Fabrice Pothier, director of Carnegie Europe, then followed.

 

 

 Pic: Jerome Van der Veer, Daniel Korski, Madeleine Albright and Fabrice Pothier 

 

NATO 2020 tackles NATO's post-Cold War problem: what's its purpose, twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War?

Asked by NATO's Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to help the alliance think through these challenges, Mrs Albright spent six months listening to diplomats, soldiers and academics and travelling to different countries to understand the issues now facing the Cold War alliance.

The report eschews the idea of NATO as a central "hub" in favour of developing a new generation of strategic partnerships, including one between NATO and the EU.

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