The Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA) and RMIT European Union Centre, Social and Global Studies Centre are pleased to invite you to this free lecture at RMIT University on contemporary issues facing the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), as the organisation reaches seventy years.
The guest speaker is Dr Alexey D. Muraviev, Associate Professor of National Security and Strategic Studies at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia.
Light refreshments will be served
Co-hosted by the Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA), the RMIT European Union Centre, Social and Global Studies Centre, with the support of Curtin University.
Back in 1949, the NATO was formed as a linchpin of the US strategic commitment to defending Europe against the Soviet threat. Seventy years on NATO faces a new set of challenges. The end of the Cold War presented the world’s most powerful military alliance with a new reality. A search for a new purpose and identity has begun. NATO had to manage several crisis, ranging from the conflict in the Balkans to threats of piracy in the Indian Ocean, to the crisis in the Middle East. More recently, the growing power rivalry with Russia and the future of its relations with the US under President Donald trump emerged as new strategic challenges for the alliance.
Dr Alexey D. Muraviev is Associate Professor of National Security and Strategic Studies at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia. He is the founder and Director of the Strategic Flashlight forum on national security and strategy at Curtin. Between 2013 and 2017 Alexey was Head of Department of Social Sciences and Security Studies at Curtin. He has published widely on matters of national and international security.