№127: The Limits and Achievements of Regional Governance in Security: NORDEFCO and the V4 Cover Image

№127: The Limits and Achievements of Regional Governance in Security: NORDEFCO and the V4
№127: The Limits and Achievements of Regional Governance in Security: NORDEFCO and the V4

Author(s): Pernille Rieker, Marcin Terlikowski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Economic policy, International relations/trade
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: NATO; OTAN; Poland; Norway; cooperation
Summary/Abstract: Both Norway and Poland have engaged in regional security and defence cooperation projects:NORDEFCO and the Visegrad Group (V4), respectively. Such initiatives are seen as a promisingmethod for reinforcing military capabilities in a time of deep cuts in defence budgets among the EUMember States. The record of NORDEFCO and the V4 remains, though, rather modest, particularlywhen compared to the ambitious declarations made at their beginnings. Both cooperation formatshave proved effective with regards to less-complicated projects, such as those involving militaryeducation, training or logistics. However, common procurement and real integration in some capabilityareas has turned out to be too difficult. Yet, these failures have helped to identify factors that maymake success more likely, and this result is shared by both NORDEFCO and the V4, despite thestructural differences between these two mechanisms of security governance.

  • Page Count: 10
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English