‘I would remind you that NATO is not a university’

Navigating the challenges and legacy of NATO economic intelligence 1

Authored by: Adrian Kendry

The Routledge International Handbook of Universities, Security and Intelligence Studies

Print publication date:  October  2019
Online publication date:  October  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138572416
eBook ISBN: 9780203702086
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In early April 2019, Foreign Ministers of NATO member states gathered in Washington DC to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Alliance. The meetings provided an opportunity to revisit the vital role played by the transatlantic alliance during the Cold War years in responding to the existential challenged posed uniquely by the Soviet Union. In the dystopian and more uncertain environment prevailing on both sides of the Atlantic, the gathering also considered the present and future roles of NATO in an era of multiple complex and confusing global challenges and threats (see Binnedijk, 2019; Posen, 2019).

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