• “Is NATO Relevant?” Sarwar Kashmeri with UK MP Mike Gapes, on Skynews

  • What’s Next For NATO: A “Reboot or Delete?” Robin Young, host of Here & Now asks Sarwar Kashmeri

  • Sarwar Kashmeri & NATO 2.0 on Fox News

  • To preserve NATO bridge it to the EU

    NATO used to be the world’s most formidable military alliance. But, its original reason for existence, the Soviet Union, disintegrated years ago, and its dreams of being a world cop are withering in the mountains of Afghanistan.

    Meanwhile, the European Union’s Common Security & Defense Policy (CSDP) has deployed twenty-seven successful military/civil missions from Africa to Asia in the last ten years. Through CSDP, Europeans are increasingly taking charge of managing their own foreign and security policy. NATO is no longer the sole and preeminent Euro-Atlantic security actor.

    But watching NATO fade into irrelevance would be a mistake. It is a tried and true platform to harness the resources of North America and Europe. NATO’s future usefulness depends on its willingness to accept its reduced role, to let the EU handle the day-to-day security needs of Europe, and to craft a relationship with CSDP that will allow North America and Europe to act militarily together, should that ever become necessary.

    It is time for NATO 2.0, a new version of NATO, to fit the realities of an ever more integrated Europe in the twenty-first century.

NATO: A Strategic Concept For Transatlantic Security. Hearings: Oct 22, 2009

          [READ COMPLETE TRANSCRIPT OF STATEMENTS BY COMMITTEE CHAIRS & WITNESSES] Senator Kerry’s Opening Statement         “Today we will discuss the future of our NATO alliance…..”

Senator Lugar’s Opening Statement         “…When discussing NATO, I start with the premise it is still a work in progress…”





    Panel 1:
+The Honorable Madeleine K. Albright, former Secretary of State“…NATO is above all an alliance of democracies…”.    





    Panel 2:



General John Craddock, U.S. Army (Ret.)Former Supreme Allied Commander-Europe, U.S.Army. “…Development of the Strategic Concept must include timely and relevant input by military authorities…”
+The Honorable Kurt Volker, Former Permanent Representative to NATO & Managing Director Center on Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins Univ, Washington, DC.
“…we need a renewed potlitical compact on security between Europe and North America…”   
+Dr. Charles A. Kupchan
   Professor of International Affairs
   Georgetown University
   Adjunct Senior Fellow
   Council on Foreign Relations
   Washington, DC.”…NATO no longer enjoys the unity and solidarity that it did during the Cold War…” 





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