Since World War II, NATO has played a crucial role in defending western countries and the liberal democracy against the threat of the Soviet Union. However, the world has changed, and so has NATO. Especially after the Cold War, NATO lost its utmost enemy and its raison d'être. Does NATO have any plan to overcome all the noises? What could be the lessons of NATO’s case for other military alliances?
Mr. Jin Seog Kim is a visiting scholar this year at the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies. He has worked in the international policy division of the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of Korea since 2009. He has assumed principal responsibility for analyzing and establishing policy concerning European security, NATO and US-Europe relations, and other areas. He studied international relations (DEA) and political science (Master’s) at Pantheon-Sorbonne University in France and public administration at Yonsei University in South Korea.