North Atlantic Council


Jacqueline Malaret
United States

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The current political climate poses a threat to the stability of NATO. The United Kingdom’s vote to“Brexit”, the election of President Donald Trump, and the upcoming decisive French and German elections, all point to the wave of isolationist policy currently sweeping across the western sphere. The rise of isolationist policies such as President Trump’s “America First” initiative, and the subsequent disenfranchisement with intergovernmental and globalized bodies, is one of the major challenges NATO will have to face in the near future. In addition to combating the withdrawal from institutional coalitions, NATO must also seek to maintain member state security, and work to resolve monumental international conflicts such as the Syrian Civil War, the refugee crisis, how to best aid developing nations and mounting tensions with the Russian Federation. As states from all over the world search for solutions to these global issues, The Kingdom of Norway would like to pledge its allegiance to NATO, and strongly encourages other member states to do the same.


Since acting as a founding member in 1949, the Kingdom of Norway has worked to strongly align itself with NATO, and has continually contributed to the organization by providing assistance to numerous international conflicts in coalition with member states, and by maintaining a home front defense and military control of the North Arctic Sea and the GIUK gap (Greenland, Iceland, and the United Kingdom). Norway realizes that it does not currently meet NATO member guideline spe...