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Refugees, Mass Uncontrolled Immigration, and NATO: The Situation in the Mediterranean Sea and the Role of the Trans-Atlantic Organization in 2020s

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  • Kacper Jan Zajac
  • Judas Everett, Higher School of Economics (HSE), National Research University, Storbritannien
The issue of migration to Europe is one which has experienced increased salience in recent years. The symbol of this is undoubtedly the image of small, often improvised, vessels attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. In some cases there have even been attempts to traverse the English Channel. The issue of securitisation is one which can best be understood through the work of the Copenhagen School and particularly the work of Bary Buzan. Therefore, this chapter analyses the various legal regimes applicable to the different NATO countries whilst operating on the high seas where the application of such regimes is more questionable. Based on the analysis of relevant areas of law, it appears that the US is better situated, at least from a legal perspective, to conduct naval operations for the protection of the European southern border than the European states themselves. However, what is legally possible is only part of the consideration, as what there is political will to undertake is also an important consideration.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelNATO and the Future of European and Asian Security
ForlagIGI global
Udgivelsesår2021
Sider1-15
Kapitel1
ISBN (trykt)9781799871187
StatusUdgivet - 2021

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