NATO AND THE SOUTH ATLANTIC

Author
Carlos Gustavo Poggio Teixeira, Daniella da Silva Nogueira de Melo
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Conjuntura Austral: Journal of the Global South
Volume
10
Issue Number
51
Publication Date
2019
Institution
Conjuntura Austral: Journal of the Global South
Abstract
In May 2018, Colombia was recognised as a NATO global partner, being the first Latin American country to formalize this relationship. The historical and political context of the South Atlantic differs from the reality of central and eastern Europe and the Middle East where the organization has mainly acted. In the last decades, NATO presence in the South Atlantic has received a little academic discussion. This is not due to lack of evidence, as the formation of partnerships with Colombia, Mauritania, joint military operations with Cape Verde, Ghana andother countries of the western African coast reveal the importance that the South Atlantic has acquired for the Alliance’s agenda and its members. This article intends to contribute to this gap in the literature.
Topic
Foreign Policy, NATO, Military Affairs, Global Security
Political Geography
Colombia, Latin America, South Atlantic