North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Regional

Topic

Re-evaulation of NATO’s Role in The Modern Day

Backgrounder coming soon

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Dais team

Alexander Shojania

Director

Catherine Cho

Chair

Leo Wang

Chair

About

NATO

In the wake of the Second World War, the Allied nations decided to continue their alliance, politically and militarily, in order to prevent the international spread of Communism, a very real threat to NATO’s existence primarily in the form of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. That alliance became known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, being named after its establishing Atlantic Treaty.

In the latter half of the 20th century, NATO was confronted with the Warsaw Pact, a rival military organization associated with the Soviet Union and the gradual rise of Communism. However, with the fall of the Soviet Union and the collapse of Communist rule in Eastern Europe, NATO is adapting to the 21st century and its revised role as a peacekeeping organization rather than a military alliance. Having incorporated many of the former Warsaw Pact states into its composition, what is the way forward for NATO in the 21st century, and how will it define its new role with the passing of its greatest adversary? These are all issues that delegates will discuss as part of NATO at PacificMUN 2019.