Roles of Alliances and Coalitions in the War on Terrorism   [open pdf - 84KB]

"The September 11, 2001 attacks were interpreted in different ways by individual countries and/or regional and international organizations. Many states pledged their willingness to take part in countering measures against terrorism. NATO invoked Article V, collective defense provision for the first time in its history, and other international organizations express their decision to participate within the common effort to support the campaign against terrorism. Starting in 2002, the first deployment of Romanian troops, for example, to join the Coalition Forces in Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, has represented a fundamental pace in the Eastern European countries' way to become members of NATO. Since that year, small and middle countries have adopted a new system of values through their desire to join the club of democracy and freedom. The conflict's dimension has been modified radically in recent years through the asymmetric characteristics of confrontations. Depending on the new geopolitics and geostrategic developments, I intend to review and determine the roles of alliances and coalitions in this environment. In addition, from the perspectives of the new international environmental challenges, the growing roll of international organizations and regional arrangements, I analyze the necessity of common values, norms and rules for its kind of organizations."

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