Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 12/2013

Recalibrating CSDP - NATO Relations: The Real Pivot

Jo Coelmont, Maurice de Langlois

June 2013

EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations


In an age of major power shifts, which we know from history always to be particularly dangerous, different scenarios are possible; the only promising one is that of more and well - structured international cooperation. Yet, critical voices point at a drifting apart of longstanding allies. Recalibrating CSDP - NATO relations has become more important than ever.