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Military Conscription in Europe: New Relevance

This paper discusses the relevance of military conscription in Europe today. More specifically, it examines 1) the trend of abolishing conscription in Western countries over the last 20 years; 2) the approaches to conscription used by the countries that chose to maintain the practice; 3) why increased threat perceptions following Russia’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine and a re-evaluation of the societal function of conscription are leading some countries to rethink their policy on this subject; 4) the experiences some European countries have had with their all-volunteer armies; and 5) the difficulty of reintroducing conscription in countries which have switched to …read more

Source: International Relations and Security Network

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