NATO in the Modern Day

Originally Published: March 19th, 2017

There is a remarkably necessary inquiry to be made into the modern-day necessity for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization– a post-Cold War era military alliance designed to “safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.”[1] NATO’s primary concern during the latter half of the 20th century, for clear reasons, was the USSR. NATO was designed to collectivize military resources across Europe and the North Atlantic region to fortify the liberal democratic capitalist states of the union from the growing prospect of a Russian attack.

The natural line of thinking, then, would lead one to wonder: why would an alliance dedicated to securing nations from the now-defunct USSR still be relevant? Continue reading