“Emerging security challenges in NATO’s southern neighbourhood”, Dr Ian Lesser (Elcano, Spain)

Dr Ian Lesser, Emerging security challenges in NATO’s southern neighbourhood, 3rd July 2019

In this paper, Dr Ian Lesser of the German Marshall Fund of the United States considers the evolution of NATO’s southern neighbourhood as a point of growing concern. He highlights the now diverse nature of threats encountered from a number of regions, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East, from war to arms proliferation and migratory flows. He also considers the impact of Russia as a power with growing geo-political importance, and the possibility of America drawing down its presence in southern Europe and the Mediterranean in response to challenges from further afield and growing European strategic autonomy.

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