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In just the past week, Ukraine’s military has liberated some 2,400 square miles of territory captured by Russian forces since the war began in February. These gains—the most tangible turning point in the war so far—are in part due to prolific support from NATO, the military alliance between 28 European countries plus Canada and the United States. NATO’s support, however, raises several questions. How long can these 30 democracies—each with their own internal domestic concerns and economic pressures—continue to arm and assist Ukraine? How can NATO continue to repel Russian cyberattacks and other threats? And in the longer term, in light of the meeting this week between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, how does NATO prepare for a growing challenge from Beijing? Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, joined FP’s Ravi Agrawal on FP Live to answer these questions along with many others.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discusses why it took so long to supply Ukraine with High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and multiple launch rocket systems.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg explains what other cards he expects Russian President Vladimir Putin to play over the next several months to regain control of the war as well as what NATO is preparing for.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says whether he is concerned NATO allies are running out of military equipment and munitions to send to Ukraine.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discusses naming China a threat for the first time in a new strategic concept released after the bloc’s Madrid summit in late June.

Jens Stoltenberg

Secretary General, NATO

Jens Stoltenberg is NATO’s secretary-general. Prior to leading NATO, he was the United Nations’ special envoy on climate change from 2013 to 2014 and Norway’s prime minister from 2005 to 2013. 

Ravi Agrawal

Editor in chief, Foreign Policy

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