Nicholas Burns is one of America’s most decorated diplomats. He began his career in the foreign service as an intern in Mauritania in the early 1980s. By the time he retired in 2008, he had served as the US Ambassador...
NATO's largest military expansion since the end of the Cold War
Could a Rapid Reaction Force be the key to NATO's future?
One thing that will not be decided on in Chicago today is expanding NATO membership. Four countries have been on the short-list since 2008: Macedonia, Georgia, Montenegro and Bosnia and the Chicago Summit's outcome document is full of supportive words for their membership, but no action.
Will plans to massively build up --and then massively downsize-- the Afghan security forces contribute to more violence and turn Afghanistan into Central Asia’s bargain bazaar for small arms?
Earlier this month, I spent a week at NATO with eight other bloggers, attending briefings on issues as varied as the mission in Afghanistan and cyber security. Here’s what stood out to me.
When NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen spoke to the press yesterday at the end of the first of two days of meetings with NATO defense ministers, he tried to dispel confusion surrounding the end of NATO’s role in Afghanistan.
NATO will end combat operations in Afghanistan in mid-2013, more than a year ahead of schedule. The accelerated withdrawal of NATO forces will dominate the agenda of the NATO ministerial summit today and tomorrow.
I’m in Brussels for two days of briefings at NATO Headquarters and the February ministerial meeting. Have a question you would like me to ask at NATO this week? Post it in the comments on this post or tweet it to me @UnainKabul.