Thursday, January 30, 2014

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- January 30, 2014

Needed: A New NATO For The 21st Century -- Harlan Ullman, UPI

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of the annual Munich Security Conference. First focused on Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Cold War, several years ago the conference broadened its agenda to cover global security.

That said, the future of NATO must remain among the West's highest security priorities. For a number of reasons, that isn't happening.

The dissolution of the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago removed the threat for which NATO was uniquely created. The alliance manfully began the transformation to a post-Cold War world. Since major threats now lay beyond NATO's borders, the alliance expanded its reach. "Out of area or out of business" became the new mantra.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

The sick Middle East -- Daniel Pipes, National Post

Falling short on Afghanistan -- Washington Post editorial

Playing with fire: Hamid Karzai’s vilification of America is risking his country’s security -- The Ecoonomist

Planned EU mission is not enough for Central Africans -- Deutsche Welle

Nigeria Will Have More People Than the United States by 2050 -- Joshua Keating, Slate

Why Nigeria Is About to Become Africa's Biggest Economy -- Erin Conway-Smith, Global Post

Scotland's Bitter Civil War Will Last Years -- Alan Cochrane, The Telegraph

The triumph of Vladimir Putin -- The Economist

Did Russian missile tests violate 1987 treaty with Soviet Union? -- UPI

Why Kerry Is Scary -- Thomas Friedman, New York Times

John Kerry: Master of the Interim Deal -- David Ignatius, Washington Post

Nobel Nomination Nonsense -- Michael Moynihan, Daily Beast

1 comment:

James said...

NATO ceased being a military alliance long ago. It's morphed more into a social club.