Wednesday, 2 April 2008

What Future for NATO?

Daniel Korski of the European Council on Foreign Relations has a thoughtful piece on the future for NATO published on the Guardian's Comment is Free site.

He favours the global security provider model, but has some interesting thoughts about the EU and NATO, as well as the African Union and NATO could work together.

However, Korski ignores, as do so many commentators, the vital question of how NATO is supposed to evolve into a benign security provider for all while it retains a large arsenal of nuclear weapons, as well as the option to use them first against even non-nuclear states.

This conundrum is the kind of difficult work that must be done in a strategic concept review if NATO is to evolve for the 21st century.

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