American Forum - NATO’s Role in an Uncertain World
October 30, 2009
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
STEPHEN FLANAGAN is Senior vice President and Henry A. Kissinger Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). NATO celebrated its 60th anniversary in April. In a dynamic and unpredictable global security environment, NATO is busier than ever with six current operations.Yet in light of mounting troubles in Afghanistan and differences over dealing with Russia and a number of new challenges, many on both sides of the Atlantic are questioning the Alliance's future. Flanagan assessed NATO's enduring purpose, the progress made over the past two decades to adapt it to post-Cold War realities, and the steps member governments must still take to ensure its vitality and effectiveness in its seventh decade and beyond.