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NATO summit


Source: TH

 The recent NATO summit held in Vilnius had several key takeaways:

  • Ukraine’s Presence: The launch of the NATO-Ukraine Council aimed to engage and support Ukraine.
  • New Members: Finland and Sweden’s approval as NATO members showcased the alliance’s commitment to expansion and deterrence against potential threats, including Russia.
  • S. Support: U.S. President Joe Biden reaffirmed unwavering support for NATO and Ukraine, contrasting with former President Donald Trump’s stance on the alliance.
  • China’s Threat: The summit addressed China’s malicious cyber operations, confrontational rhetoric, and disinformation, recognizing its emerging challenges to Euro-Atlantic security.
  • Russia’s Contestation: While the summit discussed potential expansion, Russia launched a drone attack on Kyiv, highlighting the ongoing security contestation in Eurasia.


About NATO: 

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (founded: 1949; HQ: Brussels, Belgium), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 31 member states (including Finland)– 29 European and two North American. 

Founding MembersBelgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Article 5A key provision of the NATO treaty states that an attack on one member is an attack on all members. It has been invoked only once after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. However, NATO’s protection does not extend to members’ civil wars or internal coups.
AlliancesEuro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC), Mediterranean Dialogue, Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

Note: Sweden is yet to be included in NATO.