Is it how NATO would see Europe soon or later?

The Strategic Consequences Of The Euro-Crisis: Cracks In NATO, New Euro Map

« Europe is essentially on its own in a fundamental sense as the key nations of Europe seek to sort through the disaggregation of the Euro zone, and the shaping of a new political and economic map of Europe.

We see at least three key actors that will by their actions re-shape the European map.« 

Wesley Clark Seeks Licence For Oil in Kosovo

The US General who led NATO’s campaign against Serbia in 1999 has asked Kosovo’s government for a licence to transform the country’s untapped coal reserves into fuel, a letter obtained by Prishtina Insight reveals.

World leaders set to tackle Afghanistan’s future

World leaders weary of war will tackle Afghanistan’s post-conflict future — from funding for security forces to upcoming elections — when the NATO summit opens Sunday.

President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will huddle on the sidelines of the summit or an hour-long meeting. Their talks are expected to focus on planning for Afghanistan’s 2014 elections, as well as the prospect of a political settlement with the Taliban, a senior Obama administration official said.

Karzai has said repeatedly he will step down from power when his term ends in 2014, paving the way for new elections. NATO’s scheduled end of the war was built around those plans, with foreign forces staying until the 2014 election but exiting the country by 2015.

L’OTAN va acquérir des drones pour renforcer la surveillance aérienne

Le Monde du 03/02/2012

Les ministres de la défense des 28 pays de l’OTAN ont conclu, vendredi 3 février, un accord pour mettre en œuvre un ambitieux programme de surveillance aérienne, avec l’acquisition de drones, auquel la France et le Royaume-Uni seront associés sans le financer.

Treize pays de l’Alliance, dont l’Allemagne, l’Italie, la Roumanie et les Etats-Unis, vont acquérir le système Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) qui comprendra notamment cinq drones, des avions de reconnaissance sans pilote, d’ici à 2017.

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