NATO and the Middle East
Opening NATO's Training Academy in Iraq
( © US Army Sergeant Lorie Jewell)
At NATO’s 2004 Istanbul Summit, Allied leaders agreed to enhance the Mediterranean Dialogue, the Alliance’s cooperative programme with the wider Mediterranean region, launch the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative, a similar programme covering the broader Middle East, and assist Iraq with the training of its security forces.
Carlo Masala examines the evolution of NATO’s policy towards the Mediterranean and Middle East.
Francis Ghilès examines relations between the Arab world and the West and considers how NATO might improve its image among Arabs.
Mustafa Alani presents his analysis of Arab attitudes to NATO and how the Alliance may seek to overcome stereotypes and prejudices
Martin van Creveld presents an Israeli’s view of Israeli-NATO relations and prospects for peace in the Middle East from a historical perspective.