NATO’s Current Policies on War Against Terrorism

Eljona Plaku, Eliana Ibrahimi (Tafa)


Terrorism can be defined as the systematic use (or threat) of violence for achieving political and religious intentions or intentions pertaining to national liberation, directed to a symbolic target or to a group of victims, causing massive fear in the social group considered as opponent, whom is not necessarily related with the terrorist purpose. Generally, terroristic violence has as target ethnical groups, governments, political parties, corporations and the media. Beside the significant fact that terrorist organizations are smaller in number and restricted in source, compared to population and to the institutions are against off, today they must be taken more than seriously. In this context, it matters knowing terrorism as a concept and at the same time as a phenomenon of our present days. As a phenomenon, which threats constantly and increasingly the international security, it has evidently drawn the attention of international organisms for security preservation. In this issue an important place is reserved to the North Atlantic Organization, which soon after the ‘90s, when many thought of the end of it, saw itself confronting new challenges. In the context of these challenges, NATO had to reorganize its strategic post-Cold War concept.In this line, the discussion will offer a descriptive and analyzing point of view toward developments with a transforming character of the Alliance, in the context of new threats, where the widest attention will be dedicated to war on terrorism. The new environment of security is changing very fast asking for the transformation of the Alliance to be fast and fruitful too.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n10p374

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