It was coincidental that the situation around Venezuela was warming, even though the NATO alliance marked its 70-year anniversary in Washington, DC th . On the occasion of the celebration, experts raised new questions about whether the alliance was adequately equipped for the long period of strategic geopolitical competition, which is likely to stand for us.
"NATO is the most successful alliance in history because we have always been able to change as the world is changing," said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg before a joint conference where a leader of a multilateral organization has been invited for the first time.
But whose consensus is true that centuries of great challenge would be a competition between democratic and authoritarian countries and systems, and especially China and Russia, so Russia makes the next game in our hemisphere, and NATO is already behind the curve.
] "… The United States should take a more concerted effort to thicken the political ties and operational ties between NATO and its global partners," said Atlantic Council Damon Wilson in testimony before a commission commission subcommittee. "In particular, the United States must consider formalizing relations between US treaties in Europe and those in Asia, namely Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. At the same time, we should start promoting alliance-like relations between our existing allies with strategic partners such as India and Latin America. Colombia, Brazil and Mexico. "
He sees all that a possible precursor" to a more formal alliance among democracies committed to protecting their lifestyles and a democratic international order. "
There are many reasons why to believe that such ambitions are imaginative when President Trump remains ambivalent over the value of alliances, NATO's European members are so divided on how to govern relations with China and when only a minority of Europe's NATO members have increased their promised defense commitments.
But over the years, NATO has learned that the alternative to change when the world changes is irrelevant ̵
Frederick Kempe is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and director and executive director of the Atlantic Council, one of America's most influential think tanks on global affairs. He has worked at The Wall Street Journal for more than 25 years as a foreign correspondent, assistant director, and as the longest serving editor of the paper's European edition. His latest book – "Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev and the most dangerous place on earth" – was a New York Times best seller and has been published in more than a dozen languages. Follow him on Twitter
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