Security summit overshadowed by WikiLeaks

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
December 1, 2010 08:06

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — A group uniting the US, Europe and Central Asian nations holds its first security summit in more than a decade Wednesday, with Afghanistan and international terrorism high on the agenda.

But after the leak of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may also find herself uncomfortably in the spotlight as she meets with some leaders who were cited in unflattering diplomatic cables recently released by WikiLeaks.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe was born in the 1970s to nurture rapprochement between Cold War enemies. Holding its two-day summit in Astana, the gleaming new Kazakh capital rising from the sparsely populated northern steppes, was a coup for President Nursultan Nazarbayev.


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