NATO has once again a vital role to play in the new era we are in, as the security organisation of choice. Therefore, it must maintain its effectiveness across the full spectrum of its missions ranging from collective defence to crisis management. The fight agains terrorism has assumed a totally new dimension in the aftermath of September 11th. NATO should adapt its framework to effectively counter an assymmetric threat as such. Developping NATO capabilities to deal with weapons of mass destruction is also of utmost importance. Even now, NATO is harvesting the fruits of more than 50 years of joint planning, training and operations. Moreover, enlargement process presents a historic opportunity for the Alliance to enhance its contribution to the Euro-Atlantic security, as does the new context of NATO-Russia relationship...Please click here to read the text in full.