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17 Dec, 2009 12:38

“NATO may cease to exist in 15 to 20 years”

It is more important for Russia to have good relations with NATO’s most powerful member states than with the alliance itself, as it may soon stop existing, political science professor Gerhard Mangott told RT.

“In the West there is a very long and very serious debate about if there’s any future for NATO because there’s no real threat to NATO, there is no real enemy. So maybe in 10 to 15 years from now there will be no alliance. So I don’t think it’s too important for Russia to think how the relations with NATO will develop – it’s more important how the relations with the most prominent members of NATO will develop,” Mangott said.