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WEF 2022: As NATO looks to expand, many may still wonder how does bloc work

The benefit of NATO membership is therefore primarily preventative. A sort of insurance policy for sovereignty, with premiums paid through a commitment to cooperate

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg holds a news conference on Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Brussels (Photo: Reuters)
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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg (Photo: Reuters)

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When Hurricane Katrina ripped through the US Gulf Coast in 2005, one seemingly unlikely entity came to the aid of people in desperate need of food and medical supplies: a transatlantic military alliance forged in the depths of the Cold War.

NATO’s disaster-relief capacity is one aspect of a vast, multifaceted mission that spans a hemisphere and has serious implications for its member states.

Its architecture is now drawing greater attention as it moves to expand. “Finlandization” may have become a byword for hardened neutrality over the years, yet Finland is seeking NATO entry in response to Russia’s eye-opening invasion

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First Published: May 27 2022 | 4:23 PM IST

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