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Istanbulský summit a budúcnosť NATO
Istanbul Summit and the Future of NATO

Author(s): Tomáš Valášek
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association (RC SFPA)

Summary/Abstract: NATO heads of states met in Istanbul in June 2004 for a summit preceded by great expectations. Many viewed the event as a chance to put behind, once and for all, the rifts created by the Iraq war. In the end, while progress has been made on Iraq and a new Middle East initiative, the meeting failed to bring about the desired reconciliation. The reasons for continued tensions are complex but can be roughly divided into strategic and tactical or, put another way, policy differences vs. political/personality differences.

  • Issue Year: XIII/2004
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 89-101
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Slovak