In the months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NATO has been transformed: It is more united, better funded, and is expanding its roster of members. What does the military alliance’s rejuvenation mean for the fate of the war and, beyond that, the future of foreign policy in Europe and elsewhere? Watch FP editor in chief Ravi Agrawal’s conversation with former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Rasmussen is also a former prime minister of Denmark and the founder of the Alliance of Democracies foundation, which aims to stem the rise of authoritarianism around the world.
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Former NATO secretary-general: We overestimated Russia’s military strength and underestimated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s brutality.
Former NATO secretary-general: NATO made a mistake in not accepting Ukraine.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Turkey blocks Finland and Sweden from NATO to get concessions from the United States.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Former NATO secretary-general
Editor in chief, Foreign Policy