Lukas Posch, atlantic-community.org
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NATO is already quite active in such activities and in protecting people outside open conflicts. Its participation in establishing a secure environment in Kosovo is noteworthy, as are the missions targeted against piracy off the coast of Africa and against illegal migration off the Turkish and Greek shores. However, NATO appears to fail in communicating such missions effectively or with positive connotations. As NATO's public diplomacy division might simply not be manned by a sufficient number of people, its members must either promote such activities themselves or allow NATO to be able to communicate more effectively itself. While both solutions would increase spending, the latter option would indicate that member states are ready to equip NATO with sufficient funding. ...