/ 10 July 2024

International security in the spotlight


The annual North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Summit began overnight, with representatives from the 32 European and North American member countries being hosted by President Joe Biden in Washington. They won’t have much time for pleasantries – there’s lots on the agenda as they mark the organisation’s 75th year… Defence Minister Richard Marles is repping Australia – he’ll no doubt be flexing his active listening skills during the discussion on China’s growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region. And Ukraine’s fight against Russia is a big agenda item – particularly the ongoing discussion about giving Ukraine NATO membership (which would open up a whole new can of worms with Russia…). And after intense speculation about his mental fitness, Biden’s also set to be grilled. It’s all happening…

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