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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2022, 4(9); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2022.040915.

Divergence and Fractures within NATO: A Perspective on Allies' Attitudes


You Xin

Corresponding Author:
You Xin

Department of English, China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, 100091, China


With the strategic competition between China and the United States as the pivotal international issue nowadays, the disagreement between allies reliant, equidistance-seeking, and relatively detached countries on diverse issues, especially China’s issues, has emerged. Despite their desire for China’s huge market, the allies still worry and fear different degrees of China's influence on ideology, and have hesitance on issues like the Hong Kong and Taiwan issues. After weighing the advantages and disadvantages, different countries have made different choices. Under the current background of the Pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine War, this incompatibility of ally attitudes could further intensify the divergence and fractures within NATO. If not successfully revolutionized and thus pivoted from a Post-Cold War mechanism to a new one, NATO will face a division of interests and thus an even greater danger inside.


Divergence within NATO, China, US, Allies' Attitudes

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You Xin. Divergence and Fractures within NATO: A Perspective on Allies' Attitudes. International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 9: 99-103. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2022.040915.


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