The UN and NATO as the Main Pillars of the International Security Architecture with a Focus on the Middle East Region


This study provides a summary overview of the creation and the activities of the international security architecture in the form of their two main pillars, i.e. the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in the Near and Middle East region. Within the framework of international security relations, this  is a very unstable and conflictual region, where this instability has lasted practically since the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. The global UN, its overall activity and importance, especially humanitarian and peace-building activities not only for the Near and Middle East region, is very beneficial, through out the Cold War period up to the present day. As a security organization, NATO is among the most important global actors influencing current international security relations. Through their activities, both of these organizations represent a essential means of ensuring world peace and security.

Yvona Novotná-Šabacká, PhD, born in 1977. She studied international politics and diplomacy at the Faculty of International Relations of the University of Economics in Prague, where she defended her doctorate in 2008. She gained experience at the French EDHEC University in Lille and especially during her study stays at the French St. Joseph University in Beirut. She currently works as an academic staff member at the Department of Security and Defense Studies of the Center for Security and Military Strategic Studies University of Defense. Her scientific interest has focused on the Middle East region, international security relations in the region, and Arab/Islamic culture.

Country: Czech Republic


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