08 April 2020

NATO welcomes its 30th member, strengthening the ties that bind


The United States has a new ally. North Macedonia is now the 30th member of NATO and, as of last week, its flag now flies over NATO headquarters in Brussels. On March 27, the State Department’s acting assistant secretary for Europe, Philip T. Reeker, met the Spanish ambassador to Washington, Santiago Cabanas, who handed over — at arm’s length and without a handshake, in these days of COVID-19 — the final bilateral ratification of North Macedonia’s membership for filing this latest accession to [...]