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The North Atlantic Alliance (NATO)

The North Atlantic Alliance is a central pillar of Germany’s security and defence policy. With its current 28 members,...

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Collective defence

Collective defence is the key function of the alliance. more

Cooperative security 

Cooperative security is a core task of NATO. NATO is not only a defence alliance, but also a security alliance. more

Open for new members

The North Atlantic Alliance has an “open door policy”, which means NATO is in principle open to admitting new members. more

Military capabilities 

Even in times of financial austerity, maintaining the Alliance’s security and capability to take action remains important. more

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