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Russia-Ukraine Conflict: A Lesson In NATO's Importance

NATO's Article 5 is more critical now than ever.

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Since Russia began its attack on Ukraine over a week ago, the world feels once again polarised in a pro-Russia/anti-Russia sentiment, reminiscent of the Cold War era. While tensions escalated as Moscow perceived the possible expansion of NATO as a "security threat," and this war is often touted as the fallout of skewed energy dependence, the less discussed aspects, such as defending democracy and human rights, are now gradually coming to the fore. The strengthened sense of solidarity in the EU and NATO is seen as an effort to protect countries that stand for such values and civil liberties.

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