Nato's threats from within: Its anti-democratic members

As Western leaders gather this week in Brussels for their annual Nato summit, the Atlantic alliance faces daunting challenges.

Middle East instability, an ongoing mission in Afghanistan and, above all, a resurgent Russia, which has overturned Europe's security order in Ukraine, used chemical nerve agents on British soil and deploys instruments of hybrid warfare against the United States and other alliance members.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2018, with the headline 'Nato's threats from within: Its anti-democratic members'. Print Edition | Subscribe