NATO-Russia Dialogue Resumes, But Not Business as Usual

It’s not back to business as usual, but NATO and Russian ambassadors did meet in Brussels on Wednesday for the first time in two years. A halting of all practical cooperation between the two sides was imposed by NATO after Russia’s support for an armed insurgency in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea in 2014. Political dialogue has remained open.

After the meeting, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg called the discussions “frank and serious” but said, “NATO Allies and Russia hold very different views. But we have listened to what each of us have to say.”

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by formers.” —Sept. 2018, Studies in Intelligence, Vol. 62

Access all of The Cipher Brief’s national security-focused expert insight by becoming a Cipher Brief Subscriber+ Member.


Categorized as:InternationalTagged with:

Related Articles

Day 4: Dispatch from RSA Conference

This week I am attending the RSA Conference, a global convention bringing together government and business approaches to secure the digital channels people depend on […] More

Day 2: Dispatch from RSA Conference

If you missed our previous dispatch, I am attending the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco, a global event where private and public sectors come […] More