NATO-Lisbon :: Mundos paralelos em Bruxelas
O Embaixador Permanente dos EUA junto da NATO, Ivo H. Daalder, concorda comigo (“NATO-Lisbon :: Nós e Eles“), e acha estranho que
Thousands of miles from the “capital of Europe,” NATO and E.U. forces work side by side to achieve common security objectives. Yet we rarely bridge the four miles between the two headquarters in Brussels, and as a result our efforts are far less effective than they can and should be.
In Afghanistan, NATO and the European Union share the same goal — enhancing the Afghan government’s capacity to provide stability, security and good governance for its people and eliminate the extremist threat. Off the coast of Somalia, NATO and E.U. ships plow the same seas — countering the pestilence of piracy. And in the Balkans, NATO and E.U. entities pursue the same aims — assisting a once war-torn region along the path of Euro-Atlantic and European integration.
Yet dialogue between NATO and E.U. political bodies is, for all practical purposes, nonexistent. Coordinating strategy — or discussing how decisions by one organization might affect the other — happens haphazardly, if at all.