The Fundamental Need of North Atlantic Treaty Organization

2840 WordsFeb 19, 201811 Pages
Introduction The world is not a safe place in 21st century and the global security concerns constantly emerge. Civil wars, violence and instability in ‘failing states’, emerging crises, international terrorism, piracy, cyber-attacks and energy security challenges as well as resurging aggressive Russia’s ambitions, are and will be elements of changing security environment. The fundamental need of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members and partners to ensure peace, security and stability in the Euro –Atlantic region requires the existence of organization that is able to provide that need. When the North Atlantic Treaty was signed in 1949, it created NATO and declared that organization would work to unify the combined defence of the member states to preserve peace and security in Europe and Euro Atlantic region at whole (NATO Public Diplomacy Division, 2006 p. 15). The most important and famous provision of the treaty is its Article V declaring collective defence principle. It states that the parties to the treaty ‘agree that an armed attack against one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them all’ (NATO Public Diplomacy Division). Considering original real purpose of the Alliance to contain the spread of communism ideology, counterweigh Soviet expansion and prevent the resurgence of military nationalism in Western Europe, it seems that after sixty five years passed from the signing of the treaty, the Alliance
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