NATO REVIEW 2004
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On the eve of Istanbul
On 28 and 29 June, NATO leaders gather in Istanbul for the Alliance’s 17th Summit, the seventh since the end of the Cold War and the first to take place with 26 Allies. This issue of NATO Review, entitled "On the eve of Istanbul", examines many of the key issues facing the Alliance at this critical juncture.
Jaap de Hoop Scheffer outlines areas of special focus for the Alliance's Istanbul Summit and considers the way forward for NATO.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sets out his vision for both NATO and Turkey on the eve of the Alliance's Istanbul Summit.
Adam Kobieracki examines the evolution of NATO's operations and considers prospects for future deployments.
Tomás Valásek examines the impact of both EU and NATO enlargement on security thinking in Europe.
Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani is NATO's first Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) as well as Commander of the US Joint Forces Command, both of which are headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.
Jamie Shea examines and summarises policy recommendations for improving transatlantic relations contained in recent think-tank publications.
Hikmet Çetin analyses the evolution of NATO's engagement in Afghanistan and the importance of elections to the country's future.
Lieutenant-General Rick Hillier examines the challenges facing both Afghanistan and NATO in the run-up to elections.
Pavle Janković and Srdjan Gligorijević analyse Serbia and Montenegro’s relationship with NATO and urge the Alliance to admit their country into the Partnership for Peace.
John Colston examines how the Alliance is improving its military capabilities to meet the demands of its ever-increasing operations.

On 28 and 29 June, NATO leaders gather in Istanbul for the Alliance’s 17th Summit, the seventh since the end of the Cold War and the first to take place with 26 Allies. This issue of NATO Review, entitled On the eve of Istanbul, examines many of the key issues facing the Alliance at this critical juncture. In the first of four articles devoted to the central theme, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer outlines areas of special focus for the Summit and considers the way forward for NATO. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sets out his vision for both NATO and Turkey. NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operations Adam Kobieracki examines the evolution of NATO's operations. And Tomáš Valášek of the Center for Defense Information in Brussels examines the impact of both EU and NATO enlargement on security thinking in Europe.

In the interview, Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani, NATO's first Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, discusses military transformation and the role of his new Command within the Alliance. Former NATO spokesman and Deputy Assistant Secretary General for External Relations Jamie Shea reviews recent writing on transatlantic relations. In two articles from Afghanistan, NATO's Civilian Representative Hikmet Çetin and ISAF Commander Lieutenant-General Rick Hillier analyse the challenges facing both Afghanistan and NATO in the run-up to elections. Pavle Janković and Srdjan Gligorijević of the G17 Institute in Belgrade examine relations between NATO and Serbia and Montenegro and urge the Alliance to admit their country into the Partnership for Peace. NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Policy and Planning John Colston examines how the Alliance is improving its military capabilities to meet the demands of its ever-increasing operations. A bibliography prepared by the NATO library lists recent books and articles that have been published in English and French on NATO transformation and transatlantic relations. Interactive maps illustrating NATO enlargement, partnerships and strategic relationships round out the edition.

Christopher Bennett