NATO and Russia have long tried to keep an open channel of communication.
But building trust between the two rivals has always been complicated.
They have disagreed on a number of issues from security to intelligence gathering.
A recent dispute about spying has led Russia to break off diplomatic ties.
Earlier this month, NATO expelled eight members of Russia’s diplomatic mission to the alliance- saying they were ‘undeclared intelligence officers’.
Moscow denied the allegations and has now suspended its diplomatic mission altogeher.
So, what’s next for Moscow and NATO?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Dmitry Babich – Political Analyst at Rossiya Sevodnya, a news agency.
Theresa Fallon – Director of the Centre for Russia Europe Asia Studies.
Glenn Diesen – Professor of International Relations at the University of South-Eastern Norway.
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