New Publication Now Online: Evaluation of the 2012 Chicago NATO Summit
The 2012 Chicago NATO Summit was a significant event for the City of Chicago, the U.S., and for the Transatlantic Alliance. On the agenda were a number of important issues affecting global security and the future of the transatlantic relationship. Some of these were addressed substantively, others were glossed over. In both cases, the implications of the Summit have profound effects on international relations and U.S. national security.
This special issue of the National Strategy Forum Review (NSFR) evaluates the 2012 Chicago NATO Summit on the basis of what was on the agenda, what agreements and policies were produced during the Summit, and what the consequences of these policies will be in the future. NATO affiliates and NSFR Editorial Board Members have evaluated these criteria in the first section, titled “Evaluation of the 2012 Chicago NATO Summit.” For the past several years, the National Strategy Forum has developed a close working relationship with the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism National Security Journalism Initiative that is funded, in part, by generous assistance from the McCormick Foundation. In the second section, titled “Key Issues for NATO,” advanced graduate school journalism students from Medill were assigned to do first-hand interviews with NATO participants and stakeholders, and have provided reports on many of the complex issues facing NATO after the Summit.
Looking back on the May summit, much was accomplished, but there were opportunities that were missed and there are several negative implications for the future. The articles herein provide the reader with the playbook for analyzing these issues and arriving at their own conclusions.
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