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WESTERN PRAGMATISM PAVED WAY FOR WIN IN LIBYA Print Email
EA September 2011
By Alain Frachon, Senior Editor at Le Monde newspaper   

The “liberation of Libya” seems to have brought benefits for most of the participants – the alain-frachonLibyan people as a whole, NATO, President Barack Obama, Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron and, very particularly, French President Nicholas Sarkozy.

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LESSONS OF LIBYA FOR FUTURE WESTERN MILITARY FORAYS Print Email
EA August 2011
By John Barry, Newsweek National Security Correspondent   

The likely long-term importance of Libya for transatlantic military cooperation has been john barry 1
encapsulated by French President Nicolas Sarkozy:   “For the first time since 1949, NATO was placed at the service of a coalition led by two determined European nations.”

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Meeting European-American Strategic Objectives: The Role of NATO Print Email
Roundtables
09/27/11

On September 27, 2011, Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs and NATO Deputy Secretary General Designate discussed the  continuing  evolution of U.S. defense policy, lessons learned from the Alliance's intervention in Libya, and the need to strengthen the European-American partnership on multiple fronts in order to meet common security challenges.

 
NATO’s Role in the New Global Order Print Email
Roundtables
09/14/11

On September 14, 2011, Ambassador Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy shared her insights into NATO’s current agenda and priorities leading up to the NATO Summit to be held in Chicago in the spring of 2012.

 
European Expert Suggests "NATO for North Africa" (9/1) Print Email
August 2011
By European Affairs   

A bold suggestion has emerged from the positive military outcome in Libya. Namely, Europe should be thinking long term about creating a "new NATO,” under European control  and called “North Africa Treaty Organization”--  to promote stability in the region that has recently turned so volatile. The author, Giles Merritt, a Brussels-based security expert, notes that Europe has the skills and experience (and enough military punch) to provide backbone for a regional organization on this scale. Its work could start with peacekeeping and nation-building in Libya. The idea sounds  constructive for North Africa and for Europe. But even if European leaders were able to unite on it, the initiative is bound to be a tough sell to the Arab League and the Arab governments that would be directly involved.

 


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