29 November, 2019
Syllabus subtopic: Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India's interests
News: The U.S. is to cut its contribution to NATO’s operating budget, officials said on Thursday, with Germany increasing payments as the alliance tries to appease President Donald Trump ahead of a summit next week.
Prelims and Mains focus: about NATO, challenges and its achievements so far, impact of U.S move on world security
Changes made in the new agreement
About North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO):
Significance: It constitutes a system of collective defence whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.
Source: The Hindu
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