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Intellections Discussion

NATO For the 21st Century: Ensuring Liberal Democracy In Europe
What are some of NATO’s recent achievements?


In 2011, NATO intervened militarily in Libya. While this was conducting business of the UN aimed at protecting Libyan civilians, it ended abruptly days after the death of the Libyan leader. This event, and the accompanying regime change(s) were made much more likely by the NATO intervention. The Gadaffi government was toppled, but the subsequent period in Libya has seen lawlessness, weapons proliferation, civil instability, Islamist activity, destabilisation in neighbouring nations such as Niger, and large movements of people across the Mediterranean.