North Atlantic Council


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COMMITTEE: North Atlantic Treaty Organization 

COUNTRY: Czech Republic 

DELEGATE: Julia Tohidi Sardasht, Leiden University College 

TOPIC: A – The future of NATO’s presence in Afghanistan 


Since 1999, the Czech Republic is a member state of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The Czech Republic currently has 23,200 active and 2,359 reserve military personnel. More than 1% of the Gross Domestic Product is used for military expenditures. 

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) was established in 2001 after the authorization of Article 5 by the UN Security Council. After its end in 2014, the Resolute Support Mission (RSM) was introduced as its successor. While ISAF was a security mission with the main objectiv...