Present and future of the common security & defence policy
01.03.2018 - Instituto Espanol de Estudios Estratègicos (IEEE) e Ce.S.I. - Centro Studi Internazionali
The European Commission Report dated 7th June 2017 States that security is one of the three priorities that cause the greatest concern to EU citizens and that over 75% of Europeans are in favour of a common defence policy. The President of the Commission himself, Jean Claude Juncker, stated when he presented the document that «the right to feel secure and protected in you...
NATO’S Gendarmerie-type Forces: a valuable tool contrasting hybrid threats in article 5 operations
22.12.2017 - Francesco Tosato
The annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014 and the consequent escalation of the Donbass war in Ukraine put NATO in front of a new reality regarding the way of conducting military operations at its Eastern border. Indeed in both the cases, the Russian Federation was able to successfully conduct a complex military operation based on the use of small teams of GRU Special Forces, elite regiments of co...