Expert Commentary

Time for a More Active EU in Defense?

Ambassador Alexander Vershbow
Former Deputy Secretary-General, NATO

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Ambassador Alexander "Sandy" Vershbow is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Vershbow was the deputy secretary general of NATO from February 2012 to October 2016. Prior to that, he served for three years as the U.S. assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. From 1977 to 2008, Vershbow was a career member of the United States Foreign Service, serving as U.S. ambassador to NATO (1998-2001), the Russian... Read More

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