North Atlantic Treaty Organization



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

NATO works towards the freedom and security of all members through the previously mentioned goals of collective defence, crisis management and cooperation. NATO is secondarily committed to individual liberty, democracy and human rights, along with the principles of the UN. Although the Euro-Atlantic area is relatively peaceful and not under threat of a substantive attack, there must be constant caution, as many more countries have developed modern military capabilities. The dangers of nuclear weapons continue to grow, threatening the security of the world at large.

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Andy Wang


Dunstan Wang


Leo Wang




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.