NATO Review

    • Securing the Nordic-Baltic region 17 Mar. 2016 How are NATO Allies and partners, Finland and Sweden, working together to defend this strategically important region in the current security context?
    • Odessa: Ukraine’s secret weapon? 18 Jan. 2016 Odessa has been attacked. Many times. But it has found a way to make the attacks bring people together. NATO Review travelled to the southern Ukrainian region to find out the secret of its success.
    • Could ISIL go nuclear? 26 May. 2015 As ISIL’s in-house journalist warns that there is an ‘infinitely’ greater chance of the group making a nuclear attack on the West, Wolfgang Rudischhauser looks at how much of this claim is bluff – and how much should be taken seriously.
    • Ukraine: what it hopes to leave behind 01 Dec. 2014 Ukraine is facing change. It is hoping to look forward to less interference, corruption and conflict. Here are some images of what the country hopes to leave behind.
    • Украина и Россия: восприятие и действительность 14 Nov. 2014 С момента публикации нашего последнего выпуска об Украине и России число вторжений со стороны России выросло, Запад принял дополнительные санкции, а заявления Президента Путина вызывают еще больший скептицизм. Итак, что происходит со стремительно несущейся вперед глобализацией в связи с этим расколом между Западом и Россией?
    • Three ways that Putin's Ukraine strategy has backfired 06 Nov. 2014 Russia had a key ally running Ukraine in President Yanukovych at the beginning of this year. The country was weakened by its ingrained corruption. And Ukrainian armed forces did most of their work in far off peacekeeping missions. President Putin’s actions have changed all this. And not in his favour.


Collective defence

The principle of collective defence is at the very heart of NATO’s founding treaty. It remains a unique and enduring principle that binds its members together, committing them to protect each other and setting a spirit of solidarity within the Alliance.

Improving capabilities

NATO has been engaged in continuous transformation for many years to ensure that it has the policies, capabilities and structures required to deal with current and future challenges, including the collective defence of its members.

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Improving capabilities

Over the past two decades, the Alliance has developed a network of structured partnerships with countries from the Euro-Atlantic area, the Mediterranean and the Gulf region, as well as individual relationships with other partners across the globe.

Operations and missions

NATO is an active and leading contributor to peace and security on the international stage.

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Operations and missions