Alexander Mattelaer

Alexander Mattelaer

Prof. Alexander Mattelaer is a Senior Editor of European Geostrategy. He is also the Assistant Director of the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He writes here in a personal capacity.

What future for European land power?

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The European Union’s focus on terrestrial rapid reaction has prevented it from developing a fully-spectrum understanding of military power, namely the ability to contain, deter, coerce and destroy, simultaneously. Alexander Mattelaer asks what do Europeans have to do to inject their military forces with a new lease of life?

2014, 2013, 2012, Go!

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In this article, Alexander Mattelaer writes about the future policy of NATO in light of the Afghanistan mission.