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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). by, Mohammed Mirza Kunal Sinha. What is NATO?. Main role of NATO is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means. POLITICAL

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north atlantic treaty organization nato

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

by,

Mohammed Mirza

Kunal Sinha

what is nato
What is NATO?

Main role of NATO is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.

POLITICAL

  • promotes democratic values and encourages consultation and cooperation on defence and security issues to build trust within nations

MILITARY

  • committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes. If diplomatic efforts fail, it has the military capacity needed to undertake crisis management operations.
nato est 1949 present
NATO est. 1949 - Present

Established in 1949, NATO continues to play an increasingly important role in crisis management and peacekeeping around the world

  • Significantly changed since its inception
  • Original purpose was to act as a defense for the U.S, U.K and other european countries against threats from the soviet union
  • Has changed since to incorporate peacekeeping throughout the world especially to its members
advantages of membership
Advantages of Membership
  • Helps member states create their defensive programs
  • Appealing to small countries, which are unable to defend themselves and NATO helps for its member states when a problem of defense rises
  • Encourages greater investment, assures stability and encourages rapid economical development

These three factors are essential for any country

disadvantages of membership
Disadvantages of Membership
  • Need to help out (members are obligated)
  • Country uses own defence funds
  • A nation has to spend a lot of money in preparation of joining NATO which could be used to invest in helping boost its own economy instead
international impact
International Impact

In 2011, NATO intervened during the Arab Spring revolution in Libya.

Along with American planes and ships, NATO bombarded Gaddafi to take him out of power.

The UN makes use of NATO, and of the six countries that we will have to know about, the United Kingdom is the only one who is a member of NATO

The UK also participated in the Arab Spring Revolution in Libya and put an end to Gaddafi's rule

work cited
Work Cited

"Advantages and Disadvantages of Joining Nato." Advantages and Disadvantages of Joining Nato. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2013.

"NATO - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation." NATO. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Mar. 2013.

"NATO." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 21 Mar. 2013. Web. 22 Mar. 2013.