Issues of the transformation and future of the North Atlantic Alliance have been discussed among NATO member states for a long time. This has become even more relevant in recent years in response to a rapidly changing world order that is moving towards multipolarity, RISS experts of the Research Coordination Centre point out in the analytical report of the journal “National Strategy Issues”.
RISS experts draw attention to the fact that deterrence is once again on the agenda of the North Atlantic Alliance as its most important task, just as it was during the Cold War. This is clearly evidenced by the annual reports of the secretaries-general, which have been published regularly since 2011. The term “deterrence” is increasingly used in NATO in the context of the alleged Russian threat, the experts add.
RISS experts underscore that the US is trying to aggressively sell its weapons and military equipment to the European market. This shows that Washington is concerned only about its own interests by ignoring the real needs and plans of its European partners. “It is obvious that the US policy towards NATO is just pumping up Europe with military equipment and weapons. This will have a negative impact on the European security as there is no conventional arms control. The White House is also pursuing a policy of dismantling the relevant agreements between Washington and Moscow,” they add.
RISS experts say that NATO transformation is characterized by “destabilizing hybridization”. “The Alliance is seeking to extend its influence to other regions, including the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the Asia-Pacific region. Such a policy, which is carried out without taking into account the interests of other countries that are not NATO members, provokes tension and armed conflicts,” they conclude.