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More flexible, less coherent: NATO after Lisbon

Noetzel, T; Schreer, Benjamin

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At its 2010 Lisbon summit, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) took significant steps towards becoming a modern alliance. In the face of a changing security environment and divergent strategic interests among 28 members, NATO adapted its strategic concept and reformed its way of formulating strategy. The new strategic concept advances conflict management as a core task for the alliance. In combination with a greater emphasis on developing partnerships, NATO conceptually strengthened...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNoetzel, T
dc.contributor.authorSchreer, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:22:58Z
dc.identifier.issn1035-7718
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/32681
dc.description.abstractAt its 2010 Lisbon summit, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) took significant steps towards becoming a modern alliance. In the face of a changing security environment and divergent strategic interests among 28 members, NATO adapted its strategic concept and reformed its way of formulating strategy. The new strategic concept advances conflict management as a core task for the alliance. In combination with a greater emphasis on developing partnerships, NATO conceptually strengthened its profile as a global security actor. The summit also reflected a new approach to formulating NATO strategy by providing the Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen with a strong role in setting the strategic agenda. Indeed, he assumed a more supranational function rather than acting as a representative of all allies. But as the Libya operation demonstrates, NATO will struggle to maintain cohesion in an increasingly 'polycentric' alliance. While the focus on conflict management will make the alliance more flexible, it will also become a less coherent global security actor.
dc.publisherCarfax Publishing, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.sourceAustralian Journal of International Affairs
dc.subjectKeywords: conceptual framework; conflict management; foreign policy; international relations; national security; NATO; security threat; strategic approach; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Lisboa [Portugal]; Lisbon; Portugal global security actor; North Atlantic Treaty Organization; strategic concept
dc.titleMore flexible, less coherent: NATO after Lisbon
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume66
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160604 - Defence Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4713172xPUB94
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNoetzel, T, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung
local.contributor.affiliationSchreer, Benjamin, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage20
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage33
local.identifier.doi10.1080/10357718.2011.637451
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:21:06Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84856869351
local.identifier.thomsonID000307242800001
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