NATO Secretary General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer [AFP]
Fifty-eight years old and struggling to find a reason to exist. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) was founded by Western nations after World War II to resist aggression and provide a military pact against the Soviet bloc.

Now, nearly two decades after the Cold War ended, old enemies are allies, and NATO is redefining its role on the global stage.

On Wednesday's 'Riz Khan' we speak to the man leading NATO's reformation, Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.

We talk to him about the challenges he faces – challenges the founders of the Organisation could never have predicted - such as cyber crime and energy security.

You can watch Riz at 1900GMT, with repeats at 0000GMT, 0500GMT, and 0930GMT

This episode aired on Wednesday 26th September 2007.

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