July 14, 2015
Nordenman: Russia, Middle East Will Define NATO's Emerging Maritime Century
NATO may be best known for its protracted counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan, or for its current efforts to shore up defenses in Eastern Europe with air and ground exercises. But moving forward NATO must also consider its role in the global maritime domain, as it is central to the twin security challenges of an increasingly aggressive Russia and a crumbling Middle East order that the Alliance faces right now.
Looking beyond the current challenges in and around Europe, NATO must also start preparing for a 21st century that promises to not only be globalized, but maritime in nature.