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NATO and EU, EU and NATO - the future interdepending relations

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NATO and EU, EU and NATO - the future interdepending relations

Publisher: Gordan Akrap

Volume: 5 pages, pdf


In the middle of the 19th century, Croatian poet Petar Preradović wrote in one of his poems: "Change alone remains constant in this world". The world around us is in a continuous movement, in constant shifts. The existing organization of international relations over the last 30 years has experienced numerous and intense changes that have essentially determined the totality of global political, economic, security, and social processes. The end of the Cold War 30 years ago marked the transformation of bipolar into a unipolar world. However, this period was marked by the wars in the Middle East and the bloody breakdown of Yugoslavia. While the EU and NATO alliances were facing new security challenges, the Russian Federation has, under new leadership, ambitiously strongly and completely returned to the world's political, digital, economic, energy, military and security scene. Today, we are witnessing the transformation process from unipolar (NATO) to tripolar world (NATO, Russian Federation, China), which seriously threatens to move to the four-polar world. This process, set on antagonistic foundations, directly jeopardizes the stability of the political and military system established to promote and protect human rights and freedoms, our democracy, our system of values. Significant changes inside individual NATO member states in relation to their mutual relations as well as relations with the Russian Federation have led many to ask questions of justification of the existence of the NATO alliance. That led to the reopening of the process of encouraging the creation of joint defen ce and security institutions within the EU that need to protect the value - based system of the EU.