NATO and Globalization
NATO tries to use global commons concept to integrate the existing power. After the cold war, America sustains the leader status and pays attention to the defense construction of EU. The divergence between Europe and America gradually increase in the global affairs. The global commons project is helpful to rebuild the strong relationship between EU and America.
Thirdly, the new powers, such as BRICS, may challenge the previous advantages and leadership of NATO in the neo-liberalism global orders. The global commons provide a chance to reduce the influence of newly developed powers.
Maritime, air, space, and cyberspace are the four dimensions of the global commons project.
-Maritime: One aspect includes the increasing navy power of BRICS, marine territories, and anti-access strategies. The other one includes pirates, marine terrorism, maritime interception, the proliferation of WMD and advanced naval science.
-Air: The proliferation of missilery. The Command and Control(C2). The pilotless aircraft.
-Space: Integration and concordance in space.
-Cyberspace: Most recent commons sphere. NATO need cooperation and preparation in solving the two main problems in cyberspace. One is the “Hacker” activities by sovereign states such as China and Russia; the other one is the intervention by malicious software by organizations and individuals.