Former Nato chief optimistic on global security

Nato’s former secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, tells FinanceAsia what is needed for global security and stability.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, until recently the civilian head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Brussels, has been at the centre of global events.

As prime minister of Denmark, he supported the 2003 invasion of Iraq. As Nato’s secretary-general from 2009 until September 30, 2014, he oversaw the alliance’s operations in Afghanistan and Libya and also incorporated new treaty members from central Europe. He now runs a consultancy.

Rasmussen sat down with FinanceAsia on the sidelines of Credit Suisse’s annual Asia investment conference in Hong Kong.

It’s been a pretty rough couple of years, given Ukraine, Isis and other destabilising threats. Yet financial...

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