NATO: Fronts, Risks and Challenges in light of 2017

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By Konstantinos Pantelis, Associate Contributor KEDISA


 67 years after its foundation, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization finds itself in its most critical juncture to date. The voices of those who discredit and call the Alliance obsolete and a post-Cold War remnant are anything but few. However, the constantly changing security environment is considered one of the main reasons why NATO today has tracked the fertile ground to transform itself from a merely defensive block of nations to a depositary of international security, dealing with an array of challenges, from terrorism in its southern flank to hybrid threats from the east. In the current paper we aim to highlight the main fronts and challenges facing NATO in the upcoming year, under the guidance of the recent Warsaw Summit and its outcome, through the respective Communique.

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