In the post-Cold War world, NATO is struggling to redefine itself as a global peacemaker - in reality it is a war machine drifting beyond democratic control. This section analyses its history and examines its role in recent conflicts.
- In recent years, NATO has begun to present itself as a global peace organisation. This is disengenous. NATO is a first and foremost a military alliance with policies of retaining and threatening with nuclear weapons and using nuclear weapons first.
- The reality behind NATO's policies
- A brief history of NATO's involvement in the Balkans and elsewhere from 1994 onwards.
- Despite its expansion, NATO still appears to be fighting for its life. This explains all the seminars and public relations on the possibilities of it being seen as a peace-keeping force. It has already expanded its area of operations well beyond the North Atlantic.
- NATO has often acted as cheerleader for nuclear weapons. The article below gives an insight into the nuclear strategy of the alliance.
- The 78 day war in Kosovo in 1999, culminating recently in Kosovo's secession from Serbia, has been painted as a moral success, a just military intervention, a victory for democratic values. However in reality, NATO's intervention in the Kosovo conflict established dangerous precedents, and was far from the humanitarian intervention that it was portrayed as.
- NATO has been expressly involved in the US-led 'War on Terror' since September 12th, the day after the September 11th attacks in the US.19 May 2008