NATO holds its most important summit in generations

NATO holds its most important summit in generations
A Spanish F-18 fighter jet prepares for takeoff last month. NATO leaders meet in Madrid this week. (Image: Getty)
The Economist
When NATO published its “strategic concept” – a sort of vision statement – in 2010, things were looking good.“Today the Euro-Atlantic area is at peace and the threat of a conventional attack against NATO territory is low,” it declared. “We want to see a true strategic partnership between NATO and Russia.”That hope now seems outlandish; Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has just entered its fifth month. On June 28 NATO leaders will gather in Madrid to prepare the alli...

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