Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg speaks to the media during the Nato foreign ministers’ meeting at the US State Department in Washington on April 4. China-Nato relations don’t have to be hostile. The relationship can be business-like, if not mature. Photo: Reuters
Zhou Bo
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Bo

Nato’s big challenge is not China, but how to keep the transatlantic alliance alive

  • A military alliance is possible precisely because America has been willing to provide a security umbrella to others who could not or would not do it for themselves
  • Making an enemy of China, which would keep the alliance strong, would only push it towards even closer relations with Russia

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Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg speaks to the media during the Nato foreign ministers’ meeting at the US State Department in Washington on April 4. China-Nato relations don’t have to be hostile. The relationship can be business-like, if not mature. Photo: Reuters
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