The contributions made in this volume point to the ongoing challenge of understanding the substance and direction of the relationship between NATO and four Asia-Pacific partners (Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea), counted among the alliance's so-called 'partners across the globe', or 'global partners', which unofficially may also be considered to include Singapore ... On the one hand is the awareness that the relationship between the North Atlantic alliance and its Asia-Pacific global partners is important not only for the two regions but also for global security cooperation. At the same time, the relationship remains a topic for wide-ranging debate and its outcome is undecided. (Publisher)
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