The 28 heads of the member states making up the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) met in Warsaw, Poland last weekend. And rarely has a NATO gathering been such a huge muscle flexing exercise.
This year – the first time it’s been held in a central European state, and the final one with President Obama at its helm – the alliance made clear that there was a certain threat.
Many people’s expectations would have hoped to see all this gusto aimed at those responsible for atrocities in Syria and the increase in terror attacks from Islamic State (Isis). Instead, it was firmly aimed at an old foe, leaving behind its pact of cooperation from past decades and firing at it accusations of instability and insecurity.
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