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Missile defence and the transatlantic alliance [WP1075]


Key points:

  • What are the implications of NATO’s decisions on missile defence at the Lisbon Summit?
  • What prospects for territorial missile defence of NATO members?
  • What are the technological and architecture challenges?
  • How can intra-Alliance consensus be maintained and developed?
  • What issues are the subject of intra-Alliance controversy and how can this be overcome?
  • What are the implications for NATO’s relations with Russia?
  • What implications for the US-Russia nuclear reductions process and the prospects of further agreement? How can these implications be met?

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