North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Established in 1949 in response to a growing Soviet threat, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance between 29 North American and European countries. In recent years, NATO has taken more of a peacekeeping role, participating in operations in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. The United States, NATO’s largest military contributor, has grown skeptical of the organization, rendering its future and importance to international politics unclear.
NATO is primarily designed for advanced delegates. Position papers are required to aid delegates in feeling prepared for the conference.