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NATO’s partnerskab med Tunesien

Studenteropgave: Master speciale

  • Peter Rasmussen
Stabskursus, Stabskursus
This thesis analyzes the relations of collaboration between NATO and the Mediterranean
Dialogue country Tunisia after the 2011 Arab Spring. The aim is to assess if the Arab Spring has
lead to a democratic development in Tunisia which will increase the likelihood of increased
future collaboration between NATO and Tunisia.
Based on the ongoing process of democratization in Tunisia the thesis applies a 2007 Security
Sector Reform (SSR) theory from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s
(OECD’s) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) and conducts an analysis of Tunisia's need
for SSR compared to NATO's ability to support this need for SSR including the likelihood of future
The project provides an introduction to the topic, a charter dealing with method and theory and
three analytical chapters leading to an overall conclusion.
The main conclusion of this thesis is that there is no greater likelihood of closer SSR collaboration
between NATO and Tunisia after the Arab Spring. Even though Tunisia has some limited needs
for SSR in the Tunisian Armed Forces, NATO isn’t for several reasons the most likely candidate to
support the needed reforms.
Udgivelsesdato2 maj 2014
Udgivende institutionForsvarsakademiet


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