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NATO Partnerships

Partnerships: projecting stability through cooperation

Partnerships: projecting stability through cooperation

The Allies seek to contribute to the efforts of the international community in projecting stability and strengthening security outside NATO territory. One of the means to do so is through cooperation and partnerships. Over more than 25 years, the Alliance has developed a network of partnerships with non-member countries from the Euro-Atlantic area, the Mediterranean and the Gulf region, and other partners across the globe. NATO pursues dialogue and practical cooperation with these nations on a wide range of political and security-related issues. NATO’s partnerships are beneficial to all involved and contribute to improved security for the broader international community.




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NATO Review

    • Partners - who needs them? 06 May. 2013 Partnerships in alliances are not new. The simple refrain that ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’ shows the logic of linking up with like-minded people, organisations or countries. And NATO has been taking advantage of partnerships since the 1990s.
    • Sweden: a special NATO partner? 24 Apr. 2013 Sweden's forces haven't been involved in a combat mission for over 50 years. But they have stood ready to assist in many NATO operations since the 1990s. Ryan Hendrickson here makes the case for Sweden to be called a special partner to NATO.
    • Ireland: dealing with NATO and neutrality 24 Apr. 2013 Ireland has been a partner of NATO since the 1990s. So how has this sat with the country's famed neutral status? And what benefit does it bring to either side? NATO Review interviews Ireland's Defence Minister to find out.
    • Photostory: partners in action 24 Apr. 2013 Afghanistan is not the only operation where NATO has teamed up with partners. This photostory shows a few examples of partners working side by side with NATO.
    • NATO and its partners: changing relationships? 12 May. 2011 NATO is changing the way it works with its partners. Ambassador Dirk Brengelmann, Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, explains what these changes mean to both sides.
    • NATO and Sweden: old partners, new outlooks? 12 May. 2011 Few countries have had such a frontline partnership role with NATO as Sweden. From Bosnia to Libya, it has participated continously in NATO-led operations. How does it see the changes in NATO's new partnership structures?
    • The Gulf and NATO: time to revisit relations 04 May. 2011 With key security issues such as Iran, Iraq and oil all on their doorstep, Gulf States need to think about a new direction for their security arrangements, argues Abdulaziz Sager. Here, he shares his own views on why more cooperation with NATO may be one of the answers.
    • Safety in numbers - NATO and its partners 14 Apr. 2011 Are NATO's partnerships becoming more or less important? Are they a cheaper way of offering security? And are they the key to a comprehensive approach to security? This video looks at how NATO's relationships are changing, why and who's benefiting.
    • India and NATO: size no problem 14 Apr. 2011 Take the biggest political-military alliance in history, protecting over 900 million people. And then take the world's second biggest country, whose population has just moved past the 1 billion mark. How could these two giants work together? Michael Ruehle looks at what could be one of NATO's biggest ever partnerships.
    • Asia, NATO and its partners: complicated relationships? 21 Apr. 2010 Many of NATO's new partners come from in or around Asia. How does each side see each other - and what's the way to ensure both benefit from working together? Michito Tsuruoka looks into this from an Asian standpoint.
    • Alone, we fail 03 Mar. 2010 How will the timing of this new Strategic Concept affect the outcome? Will it be able to deal with threats for decades to come? How will it change the way international organizations work together? And what will its changes mean for the men and women in uniform? All of these questions come under scrutiny in this section.
    • Partnership or membership for Finland? 01 Nov. 2008 Finland's Ambassador to NATO and the EU, Aapo Pölhö, discusses the issue of whether Finland is ready - or even interested - in moving from partnership to membership of NATO.
    • NATO needs to think twice about its future 01 Nov. 2008 Xinghui Zhang, a journalist for a major Chinese newspaper, gives a personal account of how he has gained greater insight into NATO: and how he feels that NATO needs to focus more on its future development.

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