Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 08/2014

NATO and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) security: Prospects for Burden Sharing

Sally Khalifa Isaac

March 2011

NATO Defense College


This paper was researched and written before the upheaval in the Arab world. It highlights many aspects of the limitations in NATO's relations with its Arab partners. It argues that the current settings governing NATO-Arab relations feature no concrete cooperation schemes.