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Some Thoughts and Advice for the Future of NATO

Created on Monday, 17 June 2013 12:56 Published Date
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By Kleanthis Kyriakidis, Senior Scholar and Editor of JSESSTL, Strategy International*

In certain relations NATO should not invest effort, time and money, because it is either bad timing and they are already strong (EU) or there is a conflict of interests in significant areas (Russia). It is time for prioritization: NATO should step forward and be proactive regarding the Med Dialogue and ICI countries, since this is a formative or transition period for many of them. In times when Islamophobia becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy, we should energize bilateral relations with organizations like the Arab League and the OIC. Relations with Israel shouldn’t be in the limelight for obvious reasons. Georgia and Ukraine should also be a main concern in order to reaffirm NATO’s interest and avoid the return to Moscow’s embrace. It is also easy to reinforce the relations with Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand, highlighting the rise of China (economic as well as military/naval) and a distant but clear danger of a moderate islamist takeover in neighboring Indonesia.

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NATO: Death by a thousand little spending cuts?

Created on Saturday, 23 June 2012 00:05 Published Date
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It has been almost a year since former U.S. defense secretary Robert Gates, who served both Bush and Obama, focused his final speech on blasting NATO allies who are “apparently unwilling to devote the necessary resources to be serious and capable partners in their own defence. . . .”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Reposted by Strategy International, Source Atlantic Council of the USA

 

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Libya - NATO and the R2P script

Created on Friday, 08 April 2011 22:16 Published Date
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Dr. Ian Davis, Director of NATO Watch, has published a paper an opinion paper on the recent developments in Libya. His article, titled as "Libya: NATO must stick to the R2P script" published at NATO Watch can be found here.
 
 
  
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