During a three-day meet conducted in Madrid, NATO members have confronted a geopolitical landscape marked by a big power competition and myriad threats, varying from cyberattacks and climate change. And the leaders now have sighted many threats from China of “posing some serious challenges to global stability.”
The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that “We live in a more dangerous world we live in a more unpredictable world we live in a world where we have a hot war going on in Europe, at the same time we also know that this can get worse.”
Stoltenberg has also added why the western military alliance has a “core responsibility: to keep the war from spilling into many other countries while making it clear that it would “protect every inch of NATO territory.”
The NATO territory is now set to grow as in the summit, NATO leaders have formally invited Finland and Sweden to join the alliance as even Turkey has agreed to end its opposition, but Turkish President Recep Erdogan said he could still block Sweden and Jordan’s membership if they do not keep their promises.
If all the member nations of NATO agree on Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership, then NATO will get an 800-mile border with Russia.
While Russian President Vladimir Putin has now warned that he would respond if Sweden or Finland agreed to join NATO and its military infrastructure. He has warned that Russia would have to “create the same threats for the territory from which threats are created.” The Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has said that “Putin’s Threats were nothing new. Of Couse, we expect some kind of surprises from Putin, but I doubt that he is attacking Sweden and Finland directly.”