As the proliferation of WMD continues to pose a threat to its allies and partners, NATO’s role in countering this issue is a subject that is often overlooked in discussions surrounding its relevance as a global military alliance. Khalid Mahdi discusses.
In a series on NATO’s response to the 21st Century security environment, Khalid Mahdi discusses the key components of the Alliance’s Readiness Action Plan (RAP): adaptation and assurance. This week’s post analyzes the role of the NATO Response Force in strengthening the Alliance’s rapid response capabilities.
Over the past few months, Turkey has experienced a significant number of unauthorized incursions into its territory by Russian military crafts. Khalid Mahdi analyzes the implications of these overflights against the backdrop of both the Syrian conflict and NATO-Russian relations.
While Iran’s relations with the world have improved since the development of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Khalid Mahdi argues that the real success comes in the improvement of relations between the Islamic Republic and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Since the conclusion of Operation Unified Protector in 2011, Libya has been marred by lawlessness and instability. This article examines whether a NATO operation could help strengthen the Libyan security landscape.
Following North Korea’s third nuclear test in February 2013, China has been increasingly vocal in its displeasure of the country’s recent activities. This article questions whether relations between the two countries will endure under such turmoil.