Nummer 6, 2017
In dit nummer:
- NATO’s spearhead force
A work in progress
- Finally grown-up?
Germany’s changing role in the world
- ‘Design goes Dutch’
Army considerations for unconventional planning and sensemaking
- Transatlantic relations: adjustment to change
What is the state of the transatlantic relationship?
- An element of stability
The British Strategic Defense and Security Review 2015
- Baltic challenges for NATO’s VJTF
- NATO’s nuclear deterrence
Why a modernized US nuclear triad matters to NATO
- Credible deterrence?
NATO’s new spearhead force
- Vicious circle
According to former national intelligence officer for Europe, Marten van Heuven, the transatlantic relations will be affected by two trends: migration towards Europe and America’s waning position as world leader.
Germany has been relatively reluctant to take an active military role in international conflicts. Since the emergence of ISIS, however, something has changed.
According to Dr. Adam B. Lowther, the American nuclear triad is of fundamental importance to NATO security, and therefore to European security.
NATO’s new initiative: the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF), is unlikely to make any difference to the Baltic States’ weak position relative to Russia.
NATO’s new Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VTJF) does increase the Alliance’s capacities. Yet, as Jens Ringmose and Sten Rynning argue, credible deterrence requires a proper doctrine and the right decision-making culture as well.
According to Advisory Council of International Affairs (AIV) Secretary Marja Kwast-van Duursen, the Dutch parliament should always be informed about NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force’s (VJTF) operations, prior to the operations taking place.
The Dutch military may prove to be more fit for ‘design’ than larger militaries such as the United States of British Armed Forces, as Ben Zweibelson explains.
As Kees Homan from the Clingendael Institute summarizes, this year’s British Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) (2015) is rather positive