To honour LGBT month, the turbulent experiences of identifying service men and women are acknowledged, while the paranoia surrounding their service are debunked. The accession of prospective nations into the Alliance raises the question of whether the LGBT inclusion status of a nation is a factor worth considering for membership. And if it should be, can religious affiliation influence the security and defence commitments of NATO members?
Aidan Simardone explores how Montenegro’s accession to NATO has the potential to increase political, economic, and security-related cooperation with Balkan states.
With The Warsaw Summit right around the corner, Lira Loloci gives us the highlights of NATO Parliamentary Assembly held in Tirana from 27-30 May. With defense, stability and cooperation high on the agenda of policy-makers, the member countries are expected to comply and help the Alliance address its 21st century challenges.
What do Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, and Macedonia have in common? All are – for better or for worse – pursuing NATO membership. Our new program editors and research analysts weigh in on whether the Alliance should continue to enlarge.
Listen as Magdalena Surma provides an overview of the, “Strengthening NATO-the Warsaw Summit and Beyond” conference. In addition, she also discusses her upcoming conference scheduled to take place in Montenegro.