(DIS)UNITY ON THE NATO AGENDA (Clingendael)

 

This year marks the 70th anniversary of NATO, which its 29 members will commemorate on 3 and 4 December in London. To be clear: this will not be a regular NATO ‘Summit’. The gathering has a less formal status and will not be concluded with a common statement on how to move forward. Rumour has it that changing the name to a NATO’s ‘Leaders Meeting’ was inspired by President Trump’s capricious behaviour during past summits. This development is indicative of a larger problem: disunity within the Alliance. NATO is the most important security organisation of our time, but is it aware of its most pressing threat?

https://www.clingendael.org/publication/disunity-nato-agenda

U.S.-Turkey Relations: The Shifting Nature of Two NATO Allies (CFR)

Panelists discuss Turkey’s domestic politics, its recent actions in northern Syria, and the shifting nature of U.S.-Turkish relations in the three years since the attempted July 2016 coup.

https://www.cfr.org/event/us-turkey-relations-shifting-nature-two-nato-allies

Speakers

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen  Chair in International Relations, Lehigh University; @hbarkey

Naz Durakoglu

Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH); Director, NATO Observer Group, U.S. Senate

Gönül Tol

Founding Director, Turkey Program, Middle East Institute

Presider
Ellen Laipson

Director, International Security Program, George Mason University