January 27, 2014

NATO Needs a Southern Strategy

Larrabee & Wilson, The National Interest

The Associated Press

In the first two decades after the end of the Cold War, NATO looked predominantly east, toward Central and Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Russia. Today it is being drawn increasingly south to the Mediterranean, Middle East and Gulf for a simple reason—this is where many of the new challenges are located. If NATO wants to avoid strategic irrelevance, it needs to give increasing attention to the threats from the MENA region and develop a “Southern Strategy.”

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TAGGED: Italy, Spain, Europe, NATO

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