NATO Abandons Diplomacy, Says No Longer ‘At Peace’ by Bas Spliet, The Libertarian Institute | Aug 23, 2022

NATO Abandons DiplomacyAt the end of its annual summit in Madrid in late June, NATO adopted a new strategic concept. The guidance document is the eighth of its kind since the founding of the alliance in 1949. It radically breaks with the three previous post-Cold War security briefs, however, which observed that “the Euro-Atlantic area is at peace” because “the threat of a conventional attack against NATO territory is low.” In the eyes of NATO, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed that calculus, claiming that the military organization can no longer discount the possibility of an assault on sovereign NATO states. Continuing the same cryptic language, the new strategic concept concludes that the Euro-Atlantic area now is “not at peace,” in spite of no NATO member being in a state of war with Russia.

FULL ARTICLE: https://libertarianinstitute.org/articles/nato-abandons-diplomacy-says-no-longer-at-peace/

 

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