Nummer 7, 2014
In dit nummer:
- A blessing in disguise
Ukraine and the future of European-Russian relations
- From Wales to Warsaw
Following up on the NATO Summit
- A reborn Alliance in a troubled world?
NATO after Wales
- Between doomsday and dismissal
Cyber war, the parameters of war, and collective defense
- More of the same?
US midterm elections and the final Obama years
- Australia in the Asian Century
Economic dependence amidst increasing strategic uncertainty
China poses an increasing threat to the Australians, Christopher B. Roberts argues. Therefore Australia must do more to protect the economy and its citizens.
According to Matt A. Mayer, President Obama is currently (2014) unpopular. In order to change this status quo, Mayer argues that Obama should move past ‘partisan politics’.
Since cyber attacks have been adopted in NATO’s article 5 procedure, Isabelle Duyvesteyn argues that it is time to discuss the offensive and defensive use of cyber power within the war paradigm.
As Margriet Drent and Dick Zandee point out: Putin has brought NATO back to its core business. This new, yet old, focus has been reflected in the Alliance’s latest summit.
According to Jamie Shea, there are three issues that should be included as NATO goals for the next summit of 2016.
While the ‘liberal West’, as Tomas Ries puts it, still lacks unity, ‘authoritarian Russia’ is enlarging its military. Luckily, Ries argues, it is not too late for the West to rearm itself.