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NATO AND THE NEW STRATEGIC CONCEPT – SECURITY ANCHOR IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
NATO AND THE NEW STRATEGIC CONCEPT – SECURITY ANCHOR IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD

Author(s): Ciprian Popescu
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: NATO Strategic Concept; alliance; security; international relations; reform;

Summary/Abstract: Before the signing in 2010 of the Strategic Concept, NATO was resembled to an alliance in continuous searching for one new concept suitable for the XXIst century realities. Still, the Alliance after Lisbon 2010 is more than ever engaged in a series of fields, starting from collective defense, antimissile defense, energetic security, Balkan’s peacekeeping operations, counterinsurgency and stabilization operations outside European borders, cyber security, these being part of the increasingly diversified portfolio of the Alliance missions. 2011 was the year of reconfiguration for NATO and Russia and as well for NATO and EU relations, these consisting in new challenges for the world’s security. All these global reconfigurations are meant to offer Russia one source of stability related to the fact that NATO will not interfere into Russia’s foreign issues and in its area of interest and, consequently, to offer to the newly started democracies “one balloon of oxygen” by supporting some PfP type partnerships with the NATO’s Non-Member States. The New Strategic Concept adopted in November 2010 in Lisbon forecasted the political will of the Member States to transpose and implement the process of NATO transformation as Alliance in an efficient and unified manner.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 54-63
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English