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ISBN: 0833028103, 9780833028105
Author: Ian O. Lesser
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Keywords: new, strategies, mediterranean, challenges, nato, south, looks
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The security environment facing the United States and NATO in Europe is changing in fundamental ways, including a steady growth of security challenges emanating from Europe's southern periphery--around the Mediterranean and beyond. This study explores this phenomenon, with special attention to transregional risks, Turkey's Alliance role and need for redefinition, the risk of a Greek-Turkish confli......
Author: Ian O. Lesser
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: external, implications, internal, turkey, religious, strains, ethnic
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This analysis explores the social, political and strategic dimensions of Turkey's "identity crisis" and the consequences for Ankara's external role.......
ISBN: 0833013807, 9780833013804
Author: Ian O. Lesser
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Keywords: external, challenges, internal, africa, north, security
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Trends in Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia have an important bearing on north-south security relations. In this report, Lesser examines internal and external stresses that may affect those relations. Since these countries face massive demographic and economic problems, militant Islam poses an immediate political challenge. With nonaligned status no longer carrying weight in the post-Cold War era, nuc......
ISBN: 0833012568, 9780833012562
Author: Ian O. Lesser
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Keywords: cold, war, west, turkey, barrier, bridge
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This report explores the roots of Turkey's western orientation and the prospects for Turkish relations with Europe and the United States after the Cold War. The study indicates that Turkey's basic western orientation will almost certainly hold and that the prospects for Turkey formally joining the European Community have not improved despite Turkish support in the Gulf War. Turkey's prospects for ......
ISBN: 0833012800, 9780833012807
Author: Ian O. Lesser
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Keywords: implications, policy, perspectives, new, security, mediterranean
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This report explores the changing strategic environment in southern Europe and the Mediterranean, its effects on the countries of NATO's Southern Region — Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey — and the implications for U.S. policy and strategy. The Southern Region faces significant security and security-related challenges beyond the Cold War. The "threat from the south" is not si......
ISBN: 0833020323, 9780833020321
Author: Ian O. Lesser
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Keywords: issues, options, region, southern, presence, changing, military
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This Note explores issues and options related to the basing of U.S. and allied forces in NATO's Southern Region — Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey — against the background of a changing strategic environment in Europe and around the Mediterranean. Political and strategic developments point toward an "expanding" Southern Region, with possible contingencies stretching from the ......
ISBN: 0833011650, 9780833011657
Author: Ian O. Lesser
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Keywords: issues, historical, perspective, contemporary, strategy, persian, gulf, grand, oil
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Two distinct and competing traditions, the autarkic-continental and the liberal-maritime, have played a key role in shaping grand strategy toward economically vital regions such as the Persian Gulf. These two traditions have historically differed in three main ways: how they view the overseas supply of resources (liability vs. asset), their preferred strategy of access to vital regions (continenta......
ISBN: 0833018744, 9780833018748
Author: Ian O. Lesser
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Keywords: international, affairs, security, perspectives, region, southern
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This Note summarizes discussions with senior government officials, military officers, parliamentarians, and academics in the five NATO Southern Region countries — Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Turkey — held in April and May of 1990; it concentrates on political-military issues. The author identifies some areas of common interest and concern that can be observed across the region:......
ISBN: 0833017381, 9780833017383
Author: Ian O. Lesser
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Keywords: nato, southern, region, implications, relations, character, east, west, changes
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This Note explores the implications of changes in the East-West strategic relationship for NATO's southern region. As Central and Eastern Europe occupy the center of attention, particularly with reference to detente and arms control, southern region issues will still be important to NATO and the Mediterranean. The Alliance as a whole will likely come to adopt views traditionally characteristic of ......
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