The Western Alliance and BRICS-SCO Reshape the World Order


In 2014, the Ukrainian – Russian crisis overlapped the emergence of what became known as The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East, following a wave of Arab Spring revolutions.
This created a unique, though tragic, opportunity to enhance and reinforce the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the Euro-Atlantic community.
The argument for NATO’s enlargement was based on a broader vision to extend the area of Atlantic values and the global security structure.
Since World War II (WWII) extensive efforts had prepared NATO for its future role in a swiftly evolving world. Today, there is need for a forward-looking, ambitious and above all, Out of the Box (OoB) thinking framework, based not on the lowest common denominator of the policies of the member states, but on the highest imaginable standards of the most visionary among their leaders. The three to five year electoral cycle forces governments to address immediate, not strategic, issues, pushing them into following events instead of shaping them. The opposite, proactive approach, when pursued, will empower NATO to respond to the challenges that can reasonably be expected to become pressing in a mid-term perspective of five to 20 years, as well as to respond to even those eventualities that may currently be beyond imagination

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