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Nato 'very divided' over Russia

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Kurt Volker was the US ambassador to Nato from July 2008 until May last year.

He says Nato members from central and eastern Europe want protection from Russia whereas those in the West want "strategic engagement" with Russia.

This week Nato released its mission statement for the next decade which includes winning the war in Afghanistan and countering Iran's missile programme.

Can the 28 member military alliance meet such a diverse range of challenges?

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