Has Putin Paved the Way for NATO in the Indo-Pacific?
Thu, 05/18/2023 – 09:07
Contrary to the popular view that the outbreak and continuation of the war in Ukraine symbolizes the failure of NATO, Putin’s gambit in Ukraine has proved the opposite, i.e., NATO’s primary mission of deterrence worked, no kinetic activities have happened in any NATO member states, and the fighting has been strictly limited to a small region in a non-NATO country. This has been made possible entirely because of NATO’s powerful multilateral collective defense nature.
Furthermore, one unique development of war in Ukraine is that, unlike the situation in Syria, the war in Ukraine has a successful refugees’ settlement, without mass starvation and displacement. That’s because NATO member states are emboldened by NATO’s collective security guarantee and boldly stepped in to assist the war refugees from Ukraine with tremendous efficiency.
Moreover, NATO’s success in Europe has endangered profound inspiration for the rest of the world. Thanks to the war in Ukraine, the nature of NATO as a highly effective multilateral collective security alliance has become an exemplary model for the rest of the world. Particularly keen to NATO’s positive role in the Ukraine crisis are countries far …read more
Source:: Hoover Institution