NATO

Opinion – The Rise of Mercenarism: Avoiding International Accountability

Oana-Cosmina Mihalache • May 1 2020 • Articles
Mercenaries provide a semi-permanent stronghold in Libya for acting as substitutes for those times when countries cannot rely on their national armies.

Italy as the Kremlin’s ‘Trojan Horse’ in Europe: Some Overlooked Factors

Artem Patalakh • Apr 11 2020 • Articles
As Russian influence in Italy grows, Putin's ‘Trojan horse’ in the EU reflects several societal trends, molding perceptions of a foreign policy appropriate for Italy.

Opinion – Spain’s Request For NATO Coronavirus Aid: Will Turkey Answer?

Kareem Salem • Mar 30 2020 • Articles
Ankara has very little room for manoeuvre to support the Turkish economy, let alone give aid to Spain, given that Turkey has limited financial reserves and a large budget deficit.

The Virtue of Being Small: An Analysis of Luxembourg’s Defence Strategy

Christian Nikolaus Braun • Mar 20 2020 • Articles
Not only has Luxembourg prospered economically, but is has also been able to maintain its political sovereignty and territorial integrity at a very low cost.

What Does the Death of the INF Say About the US’ Friendships?

Rupert Culyer • Nov 18 2019 • Articles
The US had ample opportunity to consult on its policy and strategy and have instead chosen a course of action which threatens the stability of historic alliances.

Student Feature – Spotlight on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Julie Garey • Oct 15 2019 • Student Features
NATO represents a robust institution for collective defense, with missions expanding past Europe, although some argue it should re-focus on European operations.

Opinion – The Dutch Don’t Need Big Subs to Watch the Bay

Robert Palmer • Sep 13 2019 • Articles
It can be tempting for military leaders to “go big”, but it is better to “go smart” and choose what is best suited for one’s needs.

Review – The Rise and Fall of Peace on Earth

Luke Cooper • Jul 4 2019 • Features
Mandelbaum's book is an analytically flawed, contradictory and unconventional piece of realist scholarship that considers the instability of the post-Cold War period.

Review – Unwinnable: Britain’s War in Afghanistan 2001-14

Paul Dixon • Dec 20 2018 • Features
Theo Farrell's recent book provides some new insights into Britain's war in Afghanistan though there is ambiguity over the point at which the war was unwinnable and why.

For Putin, Confrontation with the West Is About More than Just Geopolitics

Björn Alexander Düben • Sep 13 2018 • Articles
The confrontation with the West and the cultivation of a siege mentality at home has been the most effective means left at Putin's disposal for consolidating his power.

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