NATO & the Middle East

Blanche, Ed
February 2005
Middle East;Feb2005, Issue 353, p6
The article reports that Algeria and Israel, longtime adversaries in the Middle East conflict, found themselves joined together in late 2004 in a broadening dialogue between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European bulwark against the Soviet Union throughout the Cold War, and the Middle East. In Brussels in December 2004, the alliance's military committee for the first time sat down with defence chiefs from Algeria and Israel, along with those of Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Jordan and Tunisia, all nations in the Mediterranean Dialogue established a decade ago to improve joint efforts to combat terrorism, military interoperability, border security and defence reforms.


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