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The Weekly Asado is the Latin America Program and Argentina Project’s newsletter, bringing you all the latest developments in Latin America.

NATO headquarters

Knock-Knock-Knockin’ on NATO’s Door

On April 18, President Javier Milei formally requested that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) recognize Argentina as a “Global Partner.” His decision drew worldwide attention, given the real symbolism and the misleading headlines suggesting Argentina wanted to join NATO. The hubbub recalled the US designation of Argentina as a Major Non-NATO Ally during the presidency of Carlos Menem in the 1990s, an announcement that also represented a major change in Argentine foreign policy, but likewise fell far short of a formal military alliance.

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