Transparency and Accountability

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For NATO to live up the reason for which it was created—to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilisation of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law (North Atlantic Treaty, 1949)—it must be open, transparent and accountable to the public. Yet NATO is the only major intergovernmental body not to have even a basic information disclosure policy and the Alliance continues to be a closed and secretive organisation distant from the general public. Most of the Alliance’s work takes place away from the glare of publicity in an assortment of projects involving over 400 specialised agencies, centres, committees, groups and panels. Mechanisms for parliamentary and public accountability and oversight are inadequate or non-existent. This is a summary list of all the content in the site categorised within the Transparency & Accountability policy area.

22nd
Nov
2013

Time to establish a 'No Spy Zone' in NATO?

By Dr Ian Davis, NATO Watch Director

22 November 2013

18th
Nov
2013

Croatia joins NATO’s nuclear-sharing club

For Immediate Release: 18 November 2013

Contact: Dr. Ian Davis | +44 (0)7887 782389

4th
Nov
2013

Four questions not answered by NATO Defence Ministers

By Nigel Chamberlain and Ian Davis, NATO Watch

9th
Oct
2013

A new twist in the nuclear sharing omerta

By Wilbert van der Zeijden, IKV Pax Christi

6th
Aug
2013

NOFUN in Queen's nuclear war speech released by UK National Archives

By Ian Davis, NATO Watch

30th
Jul
2013

NATO 4.0: Key Challenges AND Solutions

By Robert Steele

Summary