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Projecting stability: Et NATO-koncept i tomgang.

Studenteropgave: Master speciale

  • Steen Jørgensen
Afgangsprojekt, Master i Militære Studier (Masteruddannelse)
If NATO’s neighbours are more stable, NATO is more secure. This is the logic behind NATO’s Projecting Stability concept, launched at the alliance’s 2016 Warsaw Summit. The focal point was crisis prevention by stabilization. NATO acknowledged the threats from instability and the related challenges of terror and mass migration, which the alliance identified an urgent need to address. Projecting Stability was supposed to provide the tool to do it. However, NATO has been facing difficulties in the implementation. The progress is slow and suffering from a lack of clear strategy and explicit priorities, and the aim of this thesis is to answer, why NATO, only to a limited degree, has provided Projecting Stability momentum as an effective tool for crisis prevention.
The lack of progress in Projecting Stability is traced back to an internal regionalization of NATO in east and south. With simultaneous threats emanating from Russia in the east and from instability in the south, NATO countries developed diverging threat perceptions, challenging alliance cohesion. NATO launched Projecting Stability as part of a deliberate strategy of tradeoffs, to make the focus on Russia and collective defence more digestible to the Mediterranean member states. Resulting from this, the concept was conceived without proper strategic analysis, it was artificially bloated by the urge to communicate NATO’s continued relevance in the south, and it developed into an unmanageable, ineffective giant.
Udgivelsesdatojan. 2019
Antal sider49
Udgivende institutionForsvarsakademiet
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