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Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

In a HARDtalk interview broadcast on 11 February, Stephen Sackur talks to the Secretary General of NATO.

As Jaap de Hoop Scheffer's five year term as NATO Secretary General comes to an end, many issues remain unresolved.

There are internal conflicts within the alliance.

NATO members are struggling to work out an appropriate exit strategy in Afghanistan.

Relations with Russia are tense and look set to worsen as the alliance expands eastwards.

Stephen Sackur asks Jaap de Hoop Scheffer whether NATO can find a new unity of purpose with a new US administration.

HARDtalk is broadcast on the BBC World News channel Monday to Thursday at the following times (all GMT): 0430, 0930, 1430, 1830 , 2130 and 2330 (please note regional times may vary).

HARDtalk is also broadcast on the BBC News Channel Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 0430 and 2330.

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