Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 09/2014

"Resetting" AU-NATO relations: from ad hoc military-technical cooperation to strategic partnership

Mehari Taddele Maru

June 2014

NATO Defense College


In the speech delivered on 19 September 2013 focused on the future of NATO, Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen listed the Alliance's top three priorities. Having identified the first two (focusing on further building NATO's capabilities, and the need to achieve a better balance of responsibility between North America and Europe), he pointedly focused on the third priority as the need to "...develop a truly global perspective of security, and the partnerships to match the perspective."