The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on NATO

Jović-Lazić, Ana (2021) The COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Impact on NATO. In: International Organizations and States' Response to COVID-19. Institute of International Politics and Economics, Beograd, pp. 145-161. ISBN 978-86-7067-291-8

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The risks of transmission of contagious diseases are increasing as a result of globalization and the increased movement of goods and people. The fact that these diseases can quickly cross national borders is why the international aspect is becoming more and more important. These risks are complex and disparate from direct military threats but also have a negative effect on security and stability both at the state and global levels. The COVID-19 pandemic has become a big problem and a challenge for individual states, as well as for international and regional organizations. NATO is no different and, like other international organizations, the operational and institutional protocols for the work of its bodies had to be amended to maintain the effective functioning during the COVID-19 crisis. This adjustment modified, but did not significantly impact the main aims and previously defined priorities, despite the fact that the unavoidable global economic downturn could reduce the number of members who can meet the spending targets recommended by NATO. In particular, because the COVID-19 crisis did not reduce international rivalry and insecurity, but rather increased it, with long-term consequences for international security and stability.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID 19, contagious diseases, security, NATO, resilience, international stability
Depositing User: Ana Vukićević
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2022 08:34
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 08:34

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