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South-eastern Europe: a Region of Challenges and Opportunities

In this context, the question of the interest of NATO members in the continued existence of NATO and in the workability of the alliance is embedded in a fimdamentally changed context. What practical benefit does NATO have if, in the absence of a clear military enemy and direct threat, it no longer assumes a meaningful security task at a time when risks and crises erupt in eastern Europe

and in the Mediterranean region with accompanying destructive effects on a large scale?3