The NATO Riga Summit
October 2, 2006
The next NATO Summit, which will be held in Riga, Latvia, later this year, cannot be merely a transition or even a consolidation summit, designed to await the next wave of political leaders on either side of the Atlantic. Indeed, the Summit will be about more than NATO: it will be about the best ways to reassert publicly the terms of Euro-Atlantic engagement.
This paper pursues a discussion previously started with Simon Serfaty's EU paper, Moment of Reflection, Commitment to Action, released by CSIS on August 1, 2006. It is based on a two-day seminar that took place in Riga, Latvia on September 15-17, 2006 with a group of leading experts on NATO, representing the United States and 13 other NATO and EU countries.