What is NATO for?

“The greatest alliance the world has ever seen.” That is how NATO has been described as its leaders meet in London, this week, for a summit to mark its 70th anniversary. But what is the point of NATO? What does it do? And could it be “brain dead”, as French President Macron said last month?

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  1. Make a timeline of key events in the history of NATO, from its beginnings through to the present day.
  2. Imagine you have 10 minutes to address the NATO summit this week. You can say anything you like. Write your speech!