RUSI JournalVolume 165Issue 3members only

Understanding NATO


NATO must be nimble as it responds to new challenges, both inside and outside the Alliance.

NATO is the most successful political and military alliance in modern history. It remains an essential contributor to peace, security and stability in Europe and North America. With the recent accession of North Macedonia, membership in the Alliance has increased from the original 12 countries to the current 30, and more are eager to join. NATO is vital to the nearly 1 billion citizens of its member states who, every day, benefit from the transatlantic framework it provides

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