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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has turned 70 and to mark the occasion, the foreign ministers of all the NATO nations gathered in Washington DC.

There has been significant tension between the US and its European allies in NATO under President Trump, who has sought to undermine the military cooperative that was historically aimed at fencing in Russia’s imperial ambitions. Trump’s main quibble has been that he feels NATO allies expect the US to pay disproportionately more for its defense budget.

Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies joined Rising Up With Sonali to discuss NATO’s history, and its current state.

 

Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies.

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