NATO: Lessons From Libya

Lord Ismay, the first Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), once declared that the purpose of the Alliance was to ‘keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down’. More than sixty years after NATO’s creation, the ongoing crisis in Libya has shed light onto the current and future key challenges that the Alliance faces, and calls for a comprehensive reassessment of the Alliance’s missions and mechanisms.

The World Today Published 1 May 2011 Updated 13 October 2020 3 minute READ

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