Atlantic Council Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for United Press International on the need for a revitalized NATO to confront the challenges currently facing the alliance:

Since the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1949, the alliance has often been riven with dire predictions about its future viability.

That NATO survived the demise of the military threat for which it was established to contain — the Soviet Union — reflected reasons why global stability and security needed such an organization as a foundation for protecting and defending against the forces of disruption and violence. With a recrudescent Russia challenging the old order in Europe and non-traditional dangers in the form of the Islamic State and other Jihadi-inspired terror groups posing existential threats to the Middle East and disrupting Europe through the forced migration of hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the chaos in the region, a revitalized NATO would seem self-evident.

It is not.

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