The Russian View of NATO’s Political Agenda
The speaker began the session by emphasising how difficult it was for Russia to establish a relationship with NATO. Russia in the early 1990’s wanted to avoid confrontation and found a common denominator.
The American View of NATO’s Political Agenda
This presentation focused on European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) and the American response to this process. Firstly it was noted that the administration of President Obama is still developing its approach to European security in general – and in particular its approach to ESDP and the NATO alliance.
France and the New Trans-Atlantic Deal
The world is now confronted with a systemic and governance challenge stemming from the incapacity of the institutional system built after 1945 (UN, World Bank, IMF, NATO) to cope with the new economic, political, security and social problems of our time. How to act collectively in the spirit of legitimacy and effectiveness? The answer lies in more coordination of public and private actors and in better use of the added value of all existing institutions.
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