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NATO: U.S.-Led Global Military Alliance With 78 Members and Partners

NATO: U.S.-Led Global Military Alliance With 78 Members and Partners

 

The 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization officially lists the following 40 nations as partners.

With the 22 members of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council, all but Russia are also members of the Partnership for Peace program, which graduated twelve nations – Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia – to full membership from 1999-2009.

Other NATO partners not listed below include:

Oman and Saudi Arabia, de facto members of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative.

Libya, which late last year NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen identified as a prospective member of the Mediterranean Dialogue.

Kosovo, not recognized by a majority of the world’s nations but in fact the first NATO pseudo-state.

Other countries supplying troops serving under NATO command in Afghanistan that are not formal members of the partnerships itemized below:

Colombia, El Salvador (according to then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates earlier and as recently as yesterday by U.S. ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder), Malaysia, Singapore and Tonga.

Somalia (Puntland), used by NATO for its Operation Ocean Shield in the Gulf of Aden.

In all, 78 nations on all six inhabited continents.

Partners bordering China: Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan and Tajikistan.

Members and partners bordering Russia: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland and Ukraine.

Members and partners bordering Iran: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan, with Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates directly across it in the Persian Gulf.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Partners

 

NATO cooperates with a range of international organizations and countries in different structures. Below is a list of these partners with links to their information servers.

The following seven countries of the Mediterranean region are currently involved:

1st Chamber Senate Government Head of State Prime Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Delegation
Algeria
Egypt
Israel
Jordan
Mauritania
Morocco Prime Minister
Tunisia Government Head of State

Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI)

To date, the following four countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council have joined:

1st Chamber Senate Government Head of State Prime Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Delegation
Bahrain Government
Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Kuwait Head of State
United Arab Emirates Prime Minister

Partners across the globe

In addition to its formal partnerships, NATO cooperates with a range of countries which are not part of these structures. Often referred to as “Partners across the globe”, these countries develop cooperation with NATO in areas of mutual interest, including emerging security challenges, and some contribute actively to NATO operations either militarily or in some other way.

1st Chamber Senate Government Head of State Prime Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Delegation
Flag of Afghanistan Afghanistan Government Head of State Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Flag of Australia Australia Government Government Head of State Prime Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Defence
Flag of Iraq Iraq Government Government Head of State Prime Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Defence
Flag of Japan Japan 1st Chamber Senate Prime Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Flag of Pakistan Pakistan 1st Chamber Senate Government Head of State Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Defence
Flag of the Republic of Korea Republic of Korea Government Head of State Prime Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Defence
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Government Government Head of State Prime Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry of Defence
Flag of Mongolia Mongolia Government Government Head of State

International Organizations

In addition to its partnerships with countries, NATO cooperates with a range of international organizations.

  1. Turkey recognises the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.
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  1. Felicity Arbuthnot
    March 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm | #1

    Terrific resource, gratefully received.

    • richardrozoff
      April 1, 2012 at 3:47 am | #2

      Right from the horse’s mouth. NATO had sixteen members and no partners at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the formal dissolution of the Warsaw Pact (formed six years after NATO in 1955) in 1991.
      Definitively gives the lie to the claim that NATO is or has ever been a defensive alliance.

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