Issue Brief posted October 7, 2013
2014 NATO Summit: Laying the Groundwork Now
It was recently announced that the 2014 NATO summit will be held in the United Kingdom. The last time the U.K. hosted the NATO summit was in 1990 when Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister and the Cold War was coming to a close. This will be a particularly important summit. The 2014 NATO summit will be the last summit before NATO ends its combat operations in Afghanistan,…
Testimony posted April 27, 2012
NATO: The Chicago Summit and U.S. Foreign Policy
The Committee on Foreign Affairs’
Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia
United States House of Representatives
Chairman Burton, Ranking Member Meeks, Members of the Committee, I am honored to speak to you today about the upcoming NATO Summit in Chicago.
My name is Luke Coffey. I am the Margaret…
Issue Brief posted March 19, 2012
NATO Enlargement Should Top Obama Agenda in Chicago
In May, NATO leaders will meet for the annual heads of state and government summit in Chicago. Absent from the summit’s agenda is the issue of enlargement—a pillar of the alliance. Since taking office, President Obama has done little to support the membership of qualified candidates. This year’s NATO summit provides an opportunity to correct this.
NATO’s “open door…