Women, Peace and Security as deterrence? NATO and Russia's war against Ukraine

Míla O'Sullivan argues that NATO has in the past decade been unable to operationalize WPS in deterrence and defence. Her article has been published in the Special Issue of International Affairs dedicated to NATO's 75th anniversary.

NATO's security turn following Russia's 2014 invasion of Ukraine opened new prospects for adopting the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda from external operations to all tasks of the alliance. Drawing on feminist institutionalism and feminist pragmatist approach to security, this article interrogates NATO's WPS localization in deterrence and territorial defence. 

Read the full paper in the link below.