The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall represents a major milestone for the evolution and development of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The NATO that exists today was shaped, influenced and designed by Cold War events that occurred in Berlin before the fall of the Wall. Some of NATO’s late 20th century changes are direct responses to the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Today, the great powers have formed new relationships. Recent disputes regarding issues such as the rule of law, corruption, democracy, security and trade are being considered by many experts as a revitalization of the Cold War.
Recently, U.S. President Trump announced the U.S.’s possible withdrawal from their firearms and ammunition agreement with Russia. This announcement signals a new arms race that could lead to conflicts and security concerns for Western countries and the world.
On the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Academy of Cultural Diplomacy in partnership with leading international organizations will host the Berlin NATO Conference 2019 in order to bring together security experts that will analyze and raise awareness of the importance of NATO and its further development.