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The evolution of NATO’s comprehensive approach to crisis management operations

Author(s): Guillem Colom Piella

Journal: Revista CIDOB d'Afers Internacionals
ISSN 1133-6595

Issue: 97-98;
Start page: 287;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: crisis management | stabilisation | nation-building | Comprehensive Approach | NATO | counter-insurgency

The crisis management operations, post-war stabilisation and nation-building that has taken place since the end of the Cold War has all highlighted the extreme need to harmonise multinational and inter-agency cooperation in order to increase the coherence and effectiveness of the operation. That is the basic principle of Comprehensive Approach, which is defined as the coordination of strategies and actions of the participating actors in crisis management and at all levels, stages and planes of same. The NATO has also incorporated these advances into the area of crisis management, as a result of which, since 2006, it has been defining its own concept of Comprehensive Approach for non-Article 5 missions, and as a central theme in its political-military strategy for the present and immediate future.
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