NATO−Russia Relations and Missile Defense: "Sticking Point" or “Game Changer"?
In 2011, NATO and Russia agreed in principle to cooperate on missile defense. Since the Lisbon Summit, however, little progress has been made. According to the author, the development of a joint NATO-Russia missile defense system is unlikely, given the low level of trust between both sides, but that does not preclude the possibility of less comprehensive cooperation. To lay the groundwork for this possibility, a step-by-step approach will be necessary.
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