Africa as an Out-of-Area Problem for NATO

  • Douglas T. Stuart


From time to time during the last 36 years events in Africa have intruded upon the debates within the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. In a few cases the result has been a coordinated allied position on an issue of recognised common interest. More often the result has been acrimonious dispute within the alliance. In only one case, Suez, did the dispute reach the stage of intra-alliance crisis, but in a few instances — most notably, Algeria — resentments that were harboured by one or more of the alliance members as a result of disagreements over African policies contributed to subsequent crises within the alliance.


Foreign Policy Policy Coordination North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Military Assistance Belgian Government 
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