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NATO’s Future: Expansion and Reinvigoration

Hoover Institution

NATO’s Future: Expansion and Reinvigoration
Wed, 07/12/2023 – 07:58
Military alliances are fragile. Some are held together by intimidation on the part of the hegemon. These tend to collapse as soon as the power at their helm suffers a defeat or evidence’s weakness. Witness the collapse of the Warsaw Pact. Others are summoned into existence by a common threat. When that threat recedes or disappears altogether, the members celebrate their victory, then begin to eye one another warily—as the United States and the Soviet Union did after 1945. If the falling out of these two powers took place quite quickly, it was arguably because their regimes and the attendant ways of life were opposed and there was little to unite them apart from their fear of Nazi Germany.

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) owed its existence to the Soviet threat. If it survived the defeat of the Soviet Union and its dissolution, that was largely due to the fact that the United States and its allies in Europe were culturally and politically alike and were bound together by trade and a desire to extend the reach of the commercial republican experiment. If truth be told, however, the NATO …read more

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