Towards a Middle East regional security regime?

Authored by: Martin Kramer

Routledge Handbook on Israeli Security

Print publication date:  November  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138217300
eBook ISBN: 9781315165196
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315165196-21

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Abstract

Regional security regimes come in different flavors. They usually emerge from recognition by a group of regional states that they stand to enhance their security by cooperating with one another, either to regulate their own conflicts or to ward off an extra-regional challenger. It is not necessarily the case that only regional states can sustain such a regime, with NATO a prime example. NATO is focused on protecting the security of democratic Europe, and even though it binds Europe to the United States in a transatlantic partnership, still there exists a high level of security coordination among the European members of NATO, who are also linked together in the machinery of the European Union.

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