Why Won’t Hungary and Turkey Let Sweden into NATO? Inside the Alliance’s Bizarre Unanimity Rule

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Sweden has been trying to join NATO for what seems like forever now, but still to no avail. What’s the hold up? This video examines the direct answer: Hungary and Turkey have reservations. However, that explanation raises the question of why NATO ever designed an application system where a single country can stall the entire process. We then trace the origins of NATO’s unanimity rule for membership, how NATO states work around it, and some of its hidden benefits.

0:00 Sweden Tries to Join NATO
1:08 Why Hungary Doesn’t Want Sweden in NATO
2:02 Why Turkey Doesn’t Want Sweden in NATO
4:36 NATO’s Unanimity Rule for Membership Expansion
6:03 Why NATO Requires Unanimity
7:33 Fishing for Inducements
9:50 Punishing Nay Votes
11:17 Can NATO Kick Out Hungary or Turkey?
13:51 The Vienna Convention: A Treaty for Treaties
15:21 Fake NATO
16:37 The Hidden Benefits of the Unanimity Rule

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