In the current NATO strategy plan, dated from 2010, China is not even mentioned.
The first time the country appeared in a NATO document was in December of 2019. Now, China is front and center, being named a challenge to the alliance in its communique.
Toni Waterman has the details from Brussels.
- Cecile Shea is a nonresident senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
- Pieter Cleppe is Editor-in-chief of BrusselReports.eu.
- Anton Fedyashin is an Associate Professor at American University.
- Einar Tangen is a current affairs commentator.
Nato summit: leaders to agree that China presents security risk https://t.co/lfw7qFvs3s
— Guardian news (@guardiannews) June 14, 2021
President Biden kicks off his first NATO summit, reaffirming U.S. support of the 72-year-old alliance in a stark shift from fmr. President Trump. https://t.co/gZJv6q9TCA
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 14, 2021