"Human beings and organisations as a reflection of human beings are not as rational as we think they are. It is a sobering thing and not a welcome fact, but it is like this. Unfortunately, we are not really cartesian animals." (Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO, Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo). Oksana Boyko interviews the former Deputy Secretary General of NATO about the deteriorating relationship between the US and Russia. This interview is far less biased and professional than any you will see in Australia or US mainstream news or interview programs on this subject. Feel free to send in links to any interviews by Australian or US newsmedia that would prove this statement wrong.
NATO and Russia are back to square one after a decade of efforts to build a functional relationship. And with both sides flexing diplomatic and military muscle over Ukraine, the cycle of mutual misunderstanding is perpetuating. Is there a way forward through cooperation, or is open confrontation inevitable? Oksana is joined by Alessandro Minuto-Rizzo, the former Deputy Secretary General of NATO, to tackle these issues.