NATO Summit Begins In Madrid

    Photo: Associated Press [via Al Jazeera]

    The Facts

    • NATO's 2022 Summit began on Tues., as leaders from more than 40 states - and NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg - arrived in Madrid during the day.

    • On its first day, member states reached a major breakthrough as Türkiye reportedly agreed to back the alliance's Nordic expansion after signing a joint memorandum with Finland and Sweden.


    The Spin

    Pro-establishment narrative

    NATO must increase military spending and activate its resources to be prepared in case of an emergency. Moscow's aggression should be met with increased security measures as Russia has proved to be the biggest threat to the alliance.

    Establishment-critical narrative

    Indeed, the invasion of Ukraine is wrong, but an escalation of this conflict can only bring more instability and suffering to Europeans, who would be dragged into the war and forced to pay for it.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 50% chance that total NATO defense spending will be at least 1.49M USD in 2022, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


    Establishment split

    CRITICAL

    PRO

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