North Atlantic Treaty Organization

This committee also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty that was signed on 4 April 1949.NATO constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.

The Arctic is the newest and the most daunting front in the expanding global competition between the US and Russia with five and a half million square miles under an intense battle for dominance. Russia has aggressively expanded its military capabilities in the region while establishing a northern command, forming arctic brigades and even planting a Russian flag at the sea bed. It recently opened a military base equipped with anti-aircraft missiles and a squadron trained to fight in the cold conditions, all of this is a push by the government of Russia towards vanquishing the Arctic region. The primary reason behind this recent interest in the Arctic is due to the myriad of rare earth metal depositions and 35 trillion dollars worth of untapped natural gas reserves which are now made accessible through navigating sea routes opened up by the loss of ice layers to global warming.

Understanding the dynamic between strife embroiled nations, and its effect on the economies is essential to sustain a healthy global ecosystem for international trade. We, therefore, invite you to join this discourse:

"Adapting the high profile security issue of 'NATO in Arctic' forces in selective strategic location of the Arctic."

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