Anne McElvoy and John Harris debate the future of Nato with an expert panel.
Anne McElvoy and John Harris host a new series of debates looking at institutions under pressure. This week they examine NATO.
Created in 1949 to face down the Soviet Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation was forced to reinvent itself at the end of the Cold War. It fired its first shots in the skies above Bosnia, intervened in Kosovo and Libya and found itself creaking under the pressure of the Afghan campaign.
Will the Ukraine crisis reinvigorate the alliance or will it exacerbate the divide between those members who see NATO as a global policeman and those who view it as a vital check on Russia's ambitions?
Anne and John debate NATO's future in front of an audience at the Royal United Services Institute in Whitehall. They're joined by RUSI's Professor Michael Clarke, Professor Mary Kaldor of the London School of Economics, Paul Ingram of the British American Security Information Council, NATO's Oana Lungescu and the former First Sea Lord, Admiral Lord West.
Producer: Alasdair Cross.