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Considering NATO’s Long-Term Revitalization

Considering NATO’s Long-Term Revitalization

NATO’s long term revitalization relies on the next debate, revision, and implementation of its all-encompassing Strategic Concept.

Review – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change

Review – Afghanistan, Pakistan and Strategic Change

Krause and Mallory’s edited collection correctly emphasizes that, despite the West’s long involvement in Afghanistan, a much better understanding is needed.

Can Small Nations Still Feel Secure after the Annexation of Crimea?

Can Small Nations Still Feel Secure after the Annexation of Crimea?

In order to restore security of small states, it should be made clear that geopolitical thinking and behind-the-back deal-making is not a norm in international relations.

Geopolitical Considerations of the NATO-Colombia Cooperation Agreement

Geopolitical Considerations of the NATO-Colombia Cooperation Agreement

Placing the NATO-Colombia security cooperation agreement into the context of Latin American geopolitical and geosecurity affairs offers useful insights into its significance.

Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Not Clash of Civilizations

Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Not Clash of Civilizations

Hans Koechler’s claim that the NATO intervention in Libya supported Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations is problematic and has the potential to derail future UN sanctioned interventions.

Between a Rock and a Cold Place? NATO and the Arctic

Between a Rock and a Cold Place? NATO and the Arctic

NATO has decided neither to retreat, nor to expand to fill the Arctic’s security governance vacuum. Instead, it will continue with its provision of collective security, and maintaining a ‘watching brief’.

Understanding the Limitations of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy

Understanding the Limitations of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy

Due to the presence of the Alliance Security Dilemma, European defence cooperation is likely to remain bilateral and sub-regional, with negative ramifications for Europe’s power in the international system.

NATO Now and Then: Alliance Agents and Structures in Anarchical International Society

NATO Now and Then: Alliance Agents and Structures in Anarchical International Society

NATO, as an international political-military regional organization, seamlessly moves between international anarchy and international society – continuing to thrive beyond its Cold War mandate.

Moldova and NATO: Expansion Stops at the Dniester River?

Moldova and NATO: Expansion Stops at the Dniester River?

Moldova is one of the few European countries that is not a member of NATO. There is little that Chisinau may be able to contribute to the Alliance to make it desirable as a member.

Did BLACKSEAFOR Ever Have a Chance?

Did BLACKSEAFOR Ever Have a Chance?

At the operational level, the Black Sea Naval Cooperation Task Group has been relatively successful. Nevertheless, the goal to serve as a security confidence building mechanism never had a chance to succeed given the nature of the region’s geopolitics.

No Help is Coming: The Syrian-Turkish Strategic Quagmire

No Help is Coming: The Syrian-Turkish Strategic Quagmire

With numerous strategic pitfalls to intervention in Syria, there is little chance that Article V will be invoked by Turkey to bring in a NATO intervention force.

Turkey, the Balance of Power, and the Risks of Article V

Turkey, the Balance of Power, and the Risks of Article V

Unless there is some sort of extraordinary aggression taken by the Assad regime towards Turkey, NATO’s role should remain focused on harshly worded joint statements and nothing more. Article V invocation would be an overreaction.

NATO’s Implementation of UN SCR 1325

NATO’s Implementation of UN SCR 1325

NATO has utilised UN SCR 1325 on ‘Women, Peace and Security’ as a tool to justify advocating increasing women in the military in order to counter manpower shortages.

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