01 Sep. 2005
Building peace and stability in crisis regions
The greatest and most visible change in NATO's activities since the end of the Cold War is its involvement in ending conflict,restoring peace and building stability in crisis regions. The Alliance is currently involved in a variety of capacities in complex, peace-support operations on three continents: in the former Yugoslavia in Europe, in Afghanistan and Iraq in Asia, and in Darfur, Sudan, in Africa. NATO's unique crisis-management capabilities are of increasing importance to wider international security.