This chapter aims to analyse NATO’s two Middle Eastern and North African (MENA)1 partnership programmes – the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD) and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI). The chapter aims to answer the questions: (1) why does NATO engage with MENA partners; (2) what are the obstacles that MD and ICI face, and; (3) is the new flexible partnership policy a step towards more constructive Middle Eastern partnerships?
|Title of host publication||Cooperative Security: NATO’s Partnership Policy in a Changing World|
|Publisher||Danish Institute for International Studies|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|