NATO’s solidarity and the Russian factor: the tough lesson of state resilience

The ongoing public health crisis associated with Covid-19 provides an opportunity to assess the maturity of European multilateral organizations. For nearly seven decades, the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) and the European Union (EU) have demonstrated an impressive capacity to ‘build community’ beyond the level of the nation state.

Moldova, Chisinau: Russian officers distribute flowers prior to a remembrance ceremony on the Russian Day of the Defender of the Fatherland at the eternal flame monument of Chisinau. © Pierre Crom
Montenegro, Cetinje, April 28, 2017: Anti-NATO protesters burn a NATO flag as the parliamentary majority ratifies the pact on NATO membership. © Pierre Crom
Moldova, Chisinau: Local residents walk past a large mosaic from the former Soviet Union.
© Pierre Crom
North Macedonia, Skopje, September 30, 2018: A Christian Orthodox priest places a Russian flag on a stage as anti-NATO protesters gather outside the parliament. © Pierre Crom



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