The second part of "Your Ideas, Your NATO" competition produced 77 op-eds. We would like to thank all of our members who contributed to the policy workshop competition.
Atlantic-community.org already published the shortlisted articles for Category 2. However, we received many very good articles that regrettably could not be shortlisted. Below you will find links to the other articles. These submissions contain recommendations ranging from ideas such as focusing on the water politics in the region and looking at Turkey's role to reassessing how we should actually view the Arab Spring.
UPDATE: Check out the Atlantic Memo from Category 2 as well.
- Let Peace Flow Like Water | David Krantz, USA
- Economic Ties with the Arab Spring | Keri Majikes, USA
Rethinking the Revolutions
- States and Identities: Sprouting Stability from the Spring | Philip Duffy, UK
- The Arab Spring Narrative: Separating Fact from Fiction | David Vielhaber, Germany
- Four Misinterpretations and Ten Recommendations After the Arab Spring | Gautier Uchiyama, France
- NATO, Turkey and the Arab Spring | Gökhan Tekir, Turkey
- NATO's Most Powerful Tool: Turkey | Emine Deniz, USA
- NATO's Response to the Arab Spring: A New Public Diplomacy Approach | Arik Segal, Israel
- NATO's Future Role: Promoting Transatlantic Values | Karsten M. Jung, Germany
- Building on the Mediterranean Dialogue and Social Media | Elizabeth Mallia, Malta
- Youth Intercultural Diplomacy: A Promising Initiative for Change | Yasmin Mattox, USA
- NATO's Chance: Cultural Education for Strengthening Military Cooperation | Giulia Clericetti, Italy
Civil Society and Political Reform
- Civil-Military Relations: NATO Support for MD Partner Countries | Karen Harriger, USA
- Fostering Democratic Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East | Julian Fuchs, Germany
- Rule of Law: Foundations for Governments New and Old | Robert Hurd, USA
- Growing Security: Long-Term Approach to Security and Democracy | Lukas Hoder, Czech Republic
- Partnerships for Liberal Democracy: Carrots for Political Reform | Nicholas Balthrop, USA
- Let NATO Surprise the Arab Street! | Zbigniew Rokita, Poland
- Diplomatic Expansion: A Smart Choice for NATO | Sarah Schill, USA
- Beyond Libya: The Arab Spring and NATO | Sarah Wagner, Germany
- The Mediterranean Treaty Organization | Danilo Pennisi, Italy
- Education, Democracy, Future Leaders: NATO Policy Recommendation | Isabelle Summerson, Australia
- Mediterranean Dialogue, Critical Test: A NATO DDR-SSR Framework for Libya | Costinel Anuta, Romania
- Partnerships Based on Respect and Understanding | Tynchtykbek Israiilov, Kyrgyzstan
- How NATO Can Contribute to Regional Stabilization in the Middle East | Dmitriy Burov, Russia
Participants in Category 2: Partnerships after the Arab Spring were asked the following question:
NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue aims to contribute to regional security and stability, achieve better mutual understanding, and dispel misconceptions. In 2011, unprecedented changes occurred in the Middle East with people demanding better living conditions, the protection of human rights, and more accountable and democratic governments. The Arab public awakening has demonstrated that the political landscape in the Mediterranean and the Middle East is fundamentally changing with new electoral processes in Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco. The crisis that erupted in Libya in early 2011, at NATO's door step, is just one example of how the security of NATO countries and the security of the Mediterranean and the Middle East are so closely linked.
Question: How should NATO support the long-term transition process underway in regional partner countries and how should NATO work in these changed environments in order to further the goal of regional security and stability?