The latest appearance of right-wing extremism in Western militaries threatens norms governing the civil-military relationship in France. Elliott Simpson explores the severity of these events and the dangers of inaction.
Tag: political instability
Political Accounting: Rethinking NATO’s ‘2 percent’ Rule
Is the ‘2 percent’ rule an effective way to measure a member State’s commitment to NATO? Eric Jackson explores how political manipulation in current defence spending misrepresents a nation’s military readiness and suggests a broader definition for security expenditures.
Powder Keg: Venezuela, Food Insecurity, and Political Unrest
Amid mass rioting over the past weeks, Catherine Gao looks at the relationship between food insecurity and Venezuela’s political unrest.
Finding a Renewed Role for NATO in Libya
In light of Libya’s deteriorating political regime, Neil Siviter analyzes how NATO can play a larger role in stabilizing the country.