NATO REVIEW 2003
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NATO's strategic partnerships
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NATO's strategic partnerships
One of the greatest changes in NATO's operations since the end of the Cold War is the way in which the Alliance has sought to build effective partnerships with other international institutions and key countries in the interest of providing maximum security both to its members and the wider world.
Christopher Bennett examines how NATO has forged effective partnerships with non-member states and other international organisations since the end of the Cold War.
Julian Lindley-French analyses relations between the European Union and NATO and urges the two organisations to work together in the common interest.
Disagreements between some European countries and the United States over policy towards Iraq have generated much media comment during the past year, including speculation about the future of transatlantic relations in general and the relationship between the European Union and NATO in particular. Ironically, however, it has been during this period that EU-NATO relations have moved most rapidly and constructively forward writes Pol De Witte.
Paul Fritch examines how NATO-Russia relations have evolved since the creation of the NATO-Russia Council.
"Tell us, Gospodin Welberts, What is the NATO-Russia Council really about? Is NATO now ready to take Russia's interests into consideration? Who guarantees us that you won't commit another aggression like the one against Yugoslavia? What comes after the bombardment of Belgrade? Minsk?" These are just routine questions in the daily life of NATO's Information Office in Moscow, writes Rolf Welberts.
James Sherr examines NATO-Ukraine relations and Ukraine's aspirations for integration into Euro-Atlantic institutions via the prism of defence reform.
Fraser Cameron and Andrew Moravcsik discuss the role of EU and NATO
General Konstantin Vasiliyevich Totskiy is the first Russian ambassador to be accredited exclusively to NATO. A 53-year-old professional soldier born in Uzbekistan, General Totskiy had previously spent his entire career in the Border Service, originally of the Soviet Union and later of Russia, becoming director of the Russian Federal Border Service in 1998.
Petr Lunak reviews and compares the memoirs of Strobe Talbott, Boris Yeltsin and Yevgeniy Primakov.
Zuqian Zhang examines the potential for closer relations between China and NATO.
Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Vallance explains how NATO's Command Structure has been revamped to meet the security demands of the 21st century.

One of the greatest changes in NATO's operations since the end of the Cold War is the way in which the Alliance has sought to build effective partnerships with other international institutions and key countries in the interest of providing maximum security both to its members and the wider world. These efforts received added impetus and a sense of urgency in the wake of 9/11 and their importance to NATO was underlined at last year's Prague Summit. In recognition, this issue of NATO Review, which is entitled NATO's strategic partnerships, analyses many of the Alliance's most important relationships. In the first of four articles devoted to this theme, I examine how NATO has developed relations with other international organisations and key countries since the end of the Cold War. Julian Lindley-French of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy analyses the prospects for relations between the European Union and NATO and Pol De Witte of NATO's Political Affairs and Security Policy Division adds a short piece explaining how this key relationship has moved forward since adoption of the seminal EU-NATO Declaration on ESDP in December last year. Paul Fritch of NATO's Political Affairs and Security Policy Division examines the evolution of NATO-Russia relations and Rolf Welberts of NATO's Moscow Office adds a brief description of the trials and tribulations of representing NATO in Russia. And James Sherr of the Conflict Studies Research Centre in Camberley, England, examines NATO-Ukraine relations via the prism of defence reform.

In the debate, Fraser Cameron of the European Policy Centre in Brussels and Andrew Moravcsik of Harvard University discuss whether the European Union should be able to do everything that NATO can. In a rare interview, General Konstantin Vasilyevich Totskiy, the first Russian Ambassador exclusively accredited to NATO, discusses Moscow's hopes and fears for the future of NATO-Russia relations. Petr Lunak of NATO's Public Diplomacy Division reviews and compares the memoirs of Strobe Talbott, Boris Yeltsin and Yevgeniy Primakov. Elsewhere, Zuqian Zhang of the Shanghai Institute for International Studies examines the potential for closer relations between China and NATO. And Air Vice-Marshal Andrew Vallance from Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe explains how NATO's Command Structure has been revamped to meet the security demands of the 21st century.

Christopher Bennett