The new NATO – the republic

The Russian invasion of Ukraine resolved the NATO identity crisis. The law always applies that military alliances need an enemy to function: Vladimir Putin fully stepped into this role, allowing NATO to abandon the “ultimate crisis” Macron spoke of in 2019. At the Madrid summit, NATO rediscovered its original function: Collective defense of the Euro-Atlantic region in relation to Russia, which, according to the new strategic concept, constitutes “the greatest direct and most important threat to the security of the Allies”.

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