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Renewed tensions with Russia inject new lease of life into Nato

By Henry Foy

04 Feb 2022 · 4 min read

rench president Emmanuel Macron once observed that Europe was living through the “brain death” of Nato while former US president Donald Trump branded it “obsolete”.

But after Russia spent the winter assembling its forces on the border with Ukraine and warning of a military response to what it said were the alliance’s eastern European ambitions, Nato has been brought back to life.

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