NATO REVIEW 2007
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The military / civilian divide: peacekeeping and beyond
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The military / civilian divide : peacekeeping and beyond
Colombia is a country whose experience can offer valuable lessons to Afghanistan. Here, the Colombian Minister of Defence outlines how strategies to regain territorial control and tackle drug production and consumption have helped his country.
A photo account of a trip to Mazar-e-Sharif, northern Afghanistan by Danish international correspondent Ole Damkjær and photographer Claus Larsen.
In the battle to win hearts and minds in Afghanistan, Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) are often on the front line. William Maley looks at how they have evolved and what’s next for them.
James V. Arbuckle examines civilian-military conflict in humanitarian operations.
David S. Yost explores how NATO could further combine its strengths with those of other international organizations.
Safeguards to prevent proliferation of dangerous weapons, materials and know-how have been breached. Rita Grossman-Vermaas looks at how governments and international organizations can plug the gaps.
The World Bank defines post conflict reconstruction (PCR) as 'supporting the transition from conflict to peace through rebuilding a country's socioeconomic framework'. How far can NATO go in this PCR role? Here, Manjana Milkoreit gives her personal view that NATO could be the best equipped organization for PCR.
Matthew Taylor reviews "Humanitarian military intervention: The conditions for success and failure" by Taylor B. Seybolt
Ryan Hendrickson looks at how Sweden has managed to get the best from both neutrality and NATO.

I’d like to start my first editorial with a confession, a suggestion and an introduction.

First, the confession. I’d like to see more women in NATO Review – as authors and contributors. This is not just a nice idea. It also reflects gender in security’s increasing importance.

I’d like to start my first editorial with a confession, a suggestion and an introduction.

First, the confession. I’d like to see more women in NATO Review – as authors and contributors. This is not just a nice idea. It also reflects gender in security’s increasing importance.

Already, NATO Review’s editorial director and assistant are women. And this edition has two female authors. A good start.

Relations between men and women can often be like those between the civil and military sides: close, but just not enough.

Several articles in this edition show that

the desired meeting of minds between these two sides can often be more like a collision.

We see for example how the military and civil sides work together (or sometimes don’t) in tasks like the Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan

We also look at how NATO can best work with other organisations – and ask should collaboration be bottom up, or top down?

Second, the suggestion. NATO Review is being reviewed. And I would like feedback from readers about what you would change – and what you would keep. Click here to send your ideas.

And finally, the introduction. I have recently started as editor of NATO Review. My background is as a journalist and a speechwriter. I’m looking forward to developing NATO’s flagship publication.

I want to finish where I started – with women. Eleanor Roosevelt once said: ‘A woman is like a teabag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.’ It’s a good description of many of us – and not least the women and men in the hot water of combat right now.

Paul King

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