- By David BoscoDavid Bosco, a Foreign Policy contributing editor and assistant professor at American University's School of International Service. He is at work on a book about the International Criminal Court's first decade.
It’s official: the next summit meeting of NATO heads of state will take place in the United Kingdom. The Guardian reports:
Britain is to host next year’s Nato summit for the first time since the end of the cold war in 1990.
The prime minister, David Cameron, said the biennial gathering would be an "important moment in the history of the alliance".
"It will be an opportunity for leaders to recognise the contribution and the sacrifice made by our servicemen and women as the Isaf mission in Afghanistan draws to a close, and as Nato draws down its forces and looks to help Afghanistan in different ways," he said.
"The summit will also be about the future of our alliance. Britain has always been at the forefront of shaping the alliance, from its start in 1949 to Nato’s current operations, and the 2014 summit will be critical in ensuring Nato remains a relevant, modern, adaptable force fit for the 21st century."
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