“Approaches to Regional Stability and the Outlook for NATO”, Sonia Lucarelli, Alessandro Marrone, Francesco N.Moro (eds) (IAI, Italy)

Sonia Lucarelli, Alessandro Marrone, Francesco N.Moro (eds), Approaches to Regional Stability and the Outlook for NATO, Documenti IAI, 19:13, NATO/IAI, July 2019.

In recent years the international security environment within and around NATO perimeter has seen instability increasing and spreading in various ways, ranging from enduring conflicts and state failures to sudden shifts in the strategic posture of relevant countries. Given the increasing connection between the local and international dynamics, the regional dimension of stability has gained importance for both experts and practitioners. At this level, interested states may find common ground in order to foster joint efforts to stabilisation, or at least to mitigate diverging national agendas which in turn contribute to instability. Focusing on the broad regional security complex encompassing Sahel, North Africa and the Middle East, it is evident that it is increasingly unstable, as it represents the physical space where multiple forms of instability coalesce at the local, national regional and global level. In order to understand such web of instabilities, the view on the relevant actors should be broadened by looking at both states and non-states, local and international ones including NATO and EU – and their role in terms of stabilisation/destabilisation.

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