North Atlantic Treaty Organization

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is one of the strongest and longest joint military alliances in the European world. After being founded in 1949, NATO was key to foreign policy regarding Cold War politics. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the threat of Russian aggression did not seem to relinquish against the West. However, NATO has expanded to such an extent that the alliance extends to twenty-nine countries and now includes previous Soviet states. With potential expansion of NATO encroaching on previous Soviet territory,  it seems as if Russia has taken offensive action against the organization and continually explains its military aggression as pushing for an equilibrium against the West. Russia has begun to strengthen its ties with de-democratizing nations like Turkey, Poland, and the Czech Republic. Likewise, Russia’s recent interventions are theorized to be in response to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s promise to expand membership to Georgia and the Ukraine.

Russia has pushed propaganda or arms deals with said countries. A number of NATO member states have not been meeting the democratic quota and no longer stand as liberal democracies. This committee will evaluate NATO doctrine and determined if they wish to establish a backsliding method to remove these nations. Will NATO be able to stand as an alliance if there are member states that go against its core value or will NATO eventually fall into pieces?