NATO Delivers: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Throughout NATO’s history, cooperation has been the bedrock of North American and European security. No country or organization can deal with the complex and unpredictable challenges of the evolving security environment on its own. What began in 1949 with 12 founding members is now an alliance of 28.
NATO has also developed a network of structured partnerships: in the Euro-Atlantic area through the 50-nation Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and the Partnership for Peace (PfP); in the Mediterranean through the Mediterranean Dialogue; and in the Gulf region through the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative. NATO also has individual relationships with other partners across the globe.