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People Power 2.0- How civilians helped win the Libyan information war. May/June 2012 BY JOHN POLLOCK

 Indeed, civilians have „rushed the field,” says David Kilcullen, author of The Accidental Guerrilla, a renowned expert on counterinsurgency and a former special advisor to General David Petraeus during the Iraq War. Their communications can now directly affect a military operation’s dynamics. „Information networks,” he says, „will define the future of conflicts.” That future started unfurling when Libyan networks—and a long list of global activists—began an information war against Qaddafi. Thousands of civilians took part, but one of the most important was a man who, to paraphrase Woodrow Wilson, used not only all the brains he had but all the brains he could borrow.

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Moldova to organise a NATO week in Chisinau for the first time  

NDC Research Report: „Six Strategic Lessons learned from Libya: NATO’s Operation Unified Protector”, by Florence Gaub. 

Putin’s Presidential Return: Implications for Russian Foreign Policy and Missile Defense 

Diseară, de la 21.00, Radio România Actualități, la emisiunea Euroatlantica

 

Astăzi sunt invitat la Radio Actualități, în cadrul emisiunii Euroatlantica, de la ora 21.00. Împreună cu gazdele vom discuta despre agenda de securitate a anului 2011 şi perspectivele pentru 2012, inclusiv temele viitorului summit NATO din mai de la Chicago.
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Libia în perioada post-Gaddafi

Vă semnalez o analiză a perspectivei din Libia după căderea regimului lui Gaddafi publicată de TransConflict – Post-Gaddafi Libya: A Liberal Peace Project – Analysis, autor Savo Heleta şi preluată de eurasiareview.com.
In post-war Libya, we can expect to see some sort of a hybrid peacekeeping mission aimed at establishing security and stability; either under the auspices of the United Nations or NATO, with the majority of troops coming from Arab countries. Since the UN Security Council is divided on the Libyan intervention issue, it is somewhat unlikely that the extensive post-war recovery and state-building project will be run by the UN. On the other hand, countries that opposed the forced regime change in Libya, such as China, Russia and South Africa, may still allow this to happen in order to safeguard and promote their economic and other strategic interests in the “new Libya.”