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NATO For the 21st Century: Ensuring Liberal Democracy In Europe


Published: October 30, 2017

NATO was originally founded after World War II to ensure that liberal democracy survived in Europe. While the fall of the Soviet Union may have led many to question whether NATO is still necessary, its mission remains vital and relevant. NATO should resist the temptation to expand its geographic focus.

Discussion Questions

  1. What are some of NATO’s recent achievements?
  2. Can NATO reform itself to refocus its mission back toward Europe?
  3. What are the downsides to NATO engaging its forces outside of Europe?