New Report: “NATO, building global insecurity”
A few days before the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Madrid and coinciding with the start of the Peace Summit organized by civil society in response to the Atlantic Alliance summit, the Centre Delàs of Peace Studies, in collaboration with IPB and GCOMS, launched a new report that presents an updated snapshot of NATO, taking into account the global context of simultaneous crises and increased tensions caused by the invasion of Ukraine.
The publication ‘NATO, building global insecurity‘, coordinated by Gabriela Serra, with researchers and collaborators from Centre Delàs, IPB and Greenpeace Spain, provides an analysis of NATO’s modus operandi, addressing its current security strategy and its operational capabilities, and providing historical, gender and climate justice perspectives. It also analyzes critically its role and influence in the construction of a global scale warmongering security, which builds a world with more war and militarization and, therefore, more insecure.
NATO was born in opposition to Moscow and, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which undoubtedly deserves total condemnation – among many reasons for the violation of state sovereignty protected by international law and the United Nations – the Alliance reinforces its legitimacy against it. However, this
does not absolve NATO of responsibility for the contempt it has shown towards Russia, after its commitment not to expand eastwards after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the demand that Ukraine does not join the Atlantic Alliance. For Russia, the possibility that Ukraine joins NATO was perceived as a serious threat to its security. The Alliance’s leaders, however, have chosen to push for a proxy war in Ukraine
in order to resolve, by force, what they perceived as the first round of a new Cold War between NATO and Russia/China. In other words, the Alliance is going backwards and back to square one in its history, leaving no doubt as to its role: NATO is the best solution to the problems caused by NATO itself.
Since its very foundation 73 years ago, the military Alliance has fought wars on an almost permanent basis. NATO’s involvement in wars such as those in Yugoslavia, Libya and Afghanistan shows how far it is from the purposes set out in the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949. Its politico-military interventions that take place so far from the territories of its member states, with the aim of promoting regime change, are an objective that goes directly against the principle of the self-determination of peoples, and are incontrovertible empirical proof of the Alliance’s transformation into an aggressive and imperialist organisation.
Coordinator: Gabriela Serra
Authors: Pere Ortega, Eduardo Melero Alonso, Tica Font, Nora Miralles Crespo, Teresa de Fortuny, Xavier Bohigas, Alejandro Pozo Marín, Javier García Raboso, José Luis Gordillo, Ainhoa Ruiz Benedicto, Reiner Braun
Read and download the full report in English here.
The Executive Summary is available here.
Download it in Spanish.