The future of NATO's partnerships

29 January 2014 In anticipation of the upcoming NATO summit in September, this event focused on the critical role that NATO’s diverse partnerships play for the alliance today. The speakers assessed the development and role of these partnerships, as well as the advantages they bring to both NATO and partner countries. Finally, they explored key issues confronting NATO as it considers the future role of its partnerships.
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Op-eds/Guest contributions

Afghanistan’s democratic crisis and democratic solution

Guest contribution by Scott S. Smith. With the scheduling of a second round of presidential elections on June 14, Afghanistan is one step closer to answering...

EU and NATO engagement with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Afghanistan as a pilot

Guest contribution by Marcel de Haas. Western military forces are finally leaving Afghanistan. However, NATO and the European Union are well aware that the country could once again become a security threat to the West. 

The situation in Ukraine and the international response to the Crimea crisis

SDA spoke with Ukrainian Amb. Ihor Dolhov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine in Belgium, Luxemburg and NATO, about the situation in Ukraine and the international response to the Crimea crisis.

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A group of hackers by the name of ‘Cyber Berkut’, in reference to riot police deployed during the Kiev protests, attacked several NATO websites on Saturday and temporarily rendered them inaccessible, according to Defence Talk.

Sanctions, asset freezes and travel bans have been slapped on 21 individuals in both Russia and Crimea following a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels.