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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EU foreign policy credibility: Commission must engage with Mogherini’s team

The new EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (or Designate High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs & Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission to refer to her by her full title) will start her term with a full inbox, with the Ukraine conflict, developments in Syria and Libya, to name a few.

Europe is Killing NATO
A Canadian one-time Prime Minister once said that, “NATO heads of state and of government meet only to go through the tedious motions of reading speeches, drafted by others, with the principal objective of not rocking the boat”.
The maritime domain, New horizons for a re-energised NATO – EU relationship
The maritime domain is the global common that for millennia has united peoples of different social, religious and economic background. This autumn presents a window of opportunity to exploit the maritime domain and to re-energise the worn-out EU-NATO relationship.

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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.