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New File
How many million jobs depend on defence in NATO countries? And how many could be cut due to defence cuts? NATO Review looks at some of the figures illustrating the importance of the defence industry not for security, but for the economy.
New File
Getting a new defence product to market takes up to 10 years. So what do industry leaders feel we should be worrying about now? We ask six senior company representatives to reveal where they see the biggest threats developing.
New File
Imagine being a shop owner and a group of 28 people walks in. How do you clarify one single order for everyone? This can be the challenge for both NATO and industry when dealing together. We ask industry leaders how they see the relationship, what can be done to improve it and how Smart Defence may make a difference.
New File
Defence companies from the EU and US have clear barriers between them. Though companies from either side of the Atlantic work together, this often despite their countries being Allies, not because of it. But new trade initiatives should bring the two major markets closer together. Could this improve defence collaboration - and benefit western countries and NATO?
New File
Football and the defence sector have a lot in common. For example, they both need a strong defence, potent attacks and a capable captain organising everything. NATO Review tries to show how recent changes in the defence industry would look if they were played out on the football pitch.
Project 8
What's the next activity we can expect from Smart Defence? What difference will real projects make? Here we outline eight projects which are coming online soon and highlight the potential benefits.
Economystupid
Cuts in defence budgets are an economic reality. But, says Franco Frattini, they are also an opportunity to finally start coordinating defence spending between nations who are now forced into prioritising. And NATO could benefit.
security snapshots less is more
In this edition of NATO Review, we've tried to offer the best of both worlds: expert analysis on a wide range of security areas delivered concisely. While we usually pick a single subject and drill down, this time we're looking at a wide range of areas and getting a quick 'elevator pitch' from various experts on how they see it. So if you're pressed for time but still want to catch up on ideas on issues ranging from how to handle next year's Afghan elections to how to best handle defence budget cuts in Europe, this issue is for you.
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What lessons did NATO take from the events of 2012? And how will they influence its priorities for the future? Here we publish the NATO Secretary General’s annual report which provides an insight into both areas.
New File
François Melese argues that the impact of the financial crisis on security cannot be underestimated. And he looks at whether it originated in the private or public sector.
Military/commercial
How will tighter belts affect the way military budgets are spent? And when will defence feel the pinch? Dr Derek Braddon examines the impacts for countries and alliances.
New File
How did the financial crisis arrive - and where will it lead? NATO's Senior Economist Adrian Kendry gives a guided tour of the the paths linking the crisis with security.
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The statistics represented graphically below come from the document NATO-Russia Compendium of Financial and Economic Data Relating to Defence that the NATO-Russia Council publishes once a year and can be found at www.nato.int/docu/pr/2005/p050609e.htm.
2 Military and civilian personnel as % of labour force
The statistics represented graphically come from the document Financial and Economic Data Relating to NATO Defence that the Alliance releases once a year
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The Defence Capabilities Initiative (DCI) was originally intended as a measure to address the growing technology gap between the United States and its NATO allies.
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Recent moves towards a common European defence and security policy and European defence capabilities that are separable but not separate from NATO have sparked off considerable debate.
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Current cuts in the number of active forces in most NATO countries make it even more important that effective use be made of reserve personnel and their experience.
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