Security & Defense

NATO, Disaster Relief and Crisis Management

For this post, I am redirecting you to an article that I wrote for other reasons than my blog.

The article was published as part of the monthly publication of the Atlantic Treaty Association, which I currently work for. I took the opportunity to write an article in the September edition as an excuse to look more into NATO’s actions.

Most believe that NATO is a purely military alliance, which serves its member countries’ thirst for war. Well, first that is not true. Second, NATO is a military alliance whose assets also serve for other purposes than war. NATO is widely involved in humanitarian aid, disaster relief and crisis management.

In the slideshare below, you will find my article first, which outlines NATO’s role in disaster relief in regards to actual missions and in terms of cooperation with other institutions; the second article was written by Grace Rosinski who offers a clear outline of how crisis management is engrained in NATO’s strategic concept.

Enjoy the read!

The Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA) is an organization which acts as a network facilitator in the Euro-Atlantic and beyond. The ATA draws together political leaders, academics, and diplomats in an effort to further the values set forth in the North Atlantic Treaty.

Find out more about the ATA here.
Click here to see all of the past issues of Atlantic Voices.


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