As the bloodshed continues to rise in Syria, the U.S. and NATO continue to deliberate on getting involved militarily. Aaron Willschick argues that a more balanced NATO is desperately needed to help even out the burden.
NATO Post-2014: A Lack of a Core Mission or a Well-Deserved Break?
While some feel that NATO will no longer have a well-defined role after its withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2014, a break from active engagement in foreign conflicts may be exactly what the Alliance needs.
The Struggle Against Corruption: Bulgaria and NATO’s Building Integrity Initiative
Bulgaria has become a top supporter of NATO’s Building Integrity Initiative but as recent developments show, the roots of corruption run very deep in transition states.
Smart Defence: NATO’s Attempt at Offsetting Austerity
Aaron Willschick looks at the primary issues revolving around NATO’s smart defence initiative and argues that it is time for Europe to reinvest in their defense budgets.
On The Road To Reform: Georgia and Its Quest for a MAP
Aaron Willschick examines Georgia’s push for a MAP in 2014 as another example of the MAP keeping an aspirant country to NATO on course in their reforms.
Machines at War: The Morality of Armed Robot Weapon Systems
While we are right to ban the development of robot weapon systems, reality dictates that the fears over their use may be at least somewhat exaggerated.
Ready to Turn the Corner? Britain and Maritime Piracy in Somalia
Aaron Willschick looks at the recent measures taken by Britain to reduce Somali pirate attacks and argues that the African country may finally be on the road to recovery.
East Coast vs. West Coast: The Differences in Maritime Piracy in Africa
Aaron Willschick looks at the puzzling issue of why pirate attacks have risen on Africa’s west coast and drastically fallen on the east coast in the Gulf of Aden.
Preventive Action: The Drastic Reduction of Maritime Piracy in Somalia
Aaron Willschick looks at some of the measures being taken that have prevented a pirate attack from occurring in Somalia for over a year now and questions whether it is enough on a long-term basis.
Not So Fast: An Independent Scotland and NATO Membership
While Scotland continues to pursue independence, its stance on future membership in NATO may only be based on assumptions which is both puzzling and distressing for a country ready to vote in only slightly over a year.