Is NATO in need of a renewed Security Concept?

ABSTRACT

The necessity of a renewed concept of security for NATO policy and actions is a fact. Since NATO’s last security concept of 1999, security policy has evolved largely in part to the well-known security instability variable. Accordingly, this has produced an unstable changing security environment. The key component of focus is the necessity of a renewed security concept: the threat of asymmetries. NATO needs to face these new challenges. As such, this paper addresses these challenges and provides the reason and need of NATO’s continuity but also calls for an increased request for swifter transformation than the already existing one, which should be led by the creation of pro-active movements for a renewed concept to face all current and future threats.


AUTHORS

School of Social & Political Sciences, University of Crete, Rethimnon, Crete
Greece

Marios Panagiotis Efthymiopoulos is currently a visiting professor at the University of Cyprus at the School of Social & Political Sciences, Department of Political Science. He is the General Director of www.strategyinternational.org. He holds a PhD from the University of Crete and is a graduate from the NATO Defence College (NADEFCOL), while appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of Vienna -The Diplomatic Academy of Vienna- in Advanced International Relations. He attended the MSc in Russian and Post-Soviet Studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and he also holds a BA (Hons) in International Relations and Politics by the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. His latest book is titled -in Greek-: NATO's policies in the 21st century: The need for a renewed Security Concept and the ever lasting NATO-Russia Relations.

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