Security & Defence

What does NATO need to ‘project stability’ in its neighbourhood?

Rubén Díaz-Plaja. ARI 40/2017 - 18/5/2017.

At NATO’s Warsaw Summit in 2016, allied leaders announced not only major changes to their collective defence posture but also their commitment to ‘projecting stability’ beyond their borders.


European defence between the Global Strategy and its implementation

Félix Arteaga. WP 4/2017 (English version) - 16/2/2017.

The implementation of the Strategy comes at a time of highly adverse circumstances for the process of European integration, so that its development is not solely reliant on the content of the document or the determination of its backers.


Making sense of Europe’s Southern Neighbourhood: Main Geopolitical and Security Parameters

Luis Simón and Vivien Pertusot. ARI 10/2017 - 30/01/2017.

Europe’s southern neighbourhood is a diverse but interlinked geopolitical ensemble, whose specificities need to be carefully assessed before Europeans devise dedicated security strategies, divide responsibilities and make policy decisions.


Eight recommendations for the II National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

María Solanas Cardín. ARI 89/2016 (English version) - 20/12/2016.

The II National Action Plan for the implementation of Resolution 1325, currently being prepared by the Spanish Government, should build on lessons learnt and include specific measures and best practices if it aims to achieve any advancement in the women, peace and security agenda.


Missile defence in Europe: tying together the technical, political and security dimensions

Gustav Lindstrom. ARI 73/2016 - 13/10/2016.

Missile defence in Europe is evolving and maturing, even if it this is occurring at the margins of public debate. At the same time, there are perceptions that the missile threat is growing. A more sophisticated approach towards missile defence in Europe is required.


‘Even war has rules’: a call for global action to protect civilians

Jessica Almqvist. ARI 23/2016 - 2/3/2016.

The deliberate targeting of, and indiscriminate attacks against, civilians are recurrent themes in present-day armed conflicts.


Document of interest: US Department of Defense - Plan for Closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility

. MI - 24/2/2016.

The plan of the Obama Administration for closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility has been sent to the US Congress by the Department of Defense.

Plan de la Administración Obama para cerrar la prisión de Guantánamo enviado por el Departamento de Defensa al Congreso de EEUU.


Document of interest: National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015: A Secure and Prosperous United Kingdom

. MI - 25/11/2015.

The latest Strategic Defence and Security Review, presented by David Cameron, Prime Minister of the UK, to the Parliament on 23 November 2015. The British government is commited to increase the expenditure on defence in order to tackle terrorism among other priorities, and meet the NATO pledge to spend 2% of GDP on this field.

El primer ministro británico, David Cameron, presentó el pasado 23 de noviembre 2015 la nueva Strategic Defence and Security Review. En el documento se contempla el aumento sostenido del gasto en defensa para plantar cara a las amenazas externas, cumpliendo el objetivo marcado por la OTAN de que el gasto suponga un 2% del PIB del país.


The perception of security in an international comparative perspective

Juan Díez-Nicolás. WP 16/2015 - 3/11/2015.

Security has always been an important value in traditional societies, but it has become a key value in present-day societies, both developed and less developed. Since the end of the Cold War, the concept of security has been enlarged to encompass individual, societal, global and human security, and not only the national dimension.


Women, peace and security: a long way from fulfilling the aspirations of Resolution 1325

María Solanas. ARI 56/2015 - 27/10/2015 (English version).

The reality facing women and girls in conflict scenarios and their role in peace-building will not improve unless firmer and more decisive action as well as a clear political impetus and funding for the goals agreed in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) are forthcoming.