This article aims to probe the objectives of the United States in shaping the world order, the political system and the resulting structures,…
to study NATO’s danger to the world and, from this perspective, clarify Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s statements on why Russia initiated the operation in Ukraine to thwart NATO’s expansionist policies.
NATO: from early settlement plans to the Cold War
The origins of NATO can be traced back to secret negotiations between Churchill and Roosevelt. Just as the German war machine was challenging the British Empire and pushing the British order toward complete collapse, Churchill faced a difficult choice between preserving their world empire or losing their hegemony over Europe. Under his prime ministership, Britain decided to cede its world empire to its cousins in America in order to focus on preventing German domination of Europe, particularly Eastern Europe. In fact, their nightmare was a union between the Soviet Union and Germany. Therefore, they went to their cousins across the Atlantic, and this led Roosevelt and Churchill to meet publicly and officially aboard the battleship “USS Augusta” in the North Atlantic and sign the “Atlantic Charter.”
The Atlantic Charter was the starting point of the United States’ entry into the great game of nations. In fact, Churchill brought a country into the great game of the 20th century and World War II that had no such history and was like a teenager trying to prove that it was mature enough and had its own ambitions, and that is how the The United States became the heir to the British colonial empire. In this way, the United States took over the postwar world order because of its superiority in World War II and its own ambition, which was born out of the universalist ideology  of liberalism.
This nascent upstart country was so ambitious, inexperienced and fledgling that it did not spare even its allies, and soon after World War II, while proud of the victory it achieved in the war with the help of the Soviet Union and Great Britain, it encountered challenges with one of its main allies, the Soviet Union.
U.S. and liberalism
After the Soviet Army took Berlin during World War II, the Americans sought to dominate all global interactions based on this universalist ideology of liberalism, and to prove to the Soviets that they were the superpower and everyone should obey them, they dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. They took control of all political-security-military, economic-financial-monetary and cultural-scientific-social fields and structures in the world through the formation of institutions such as the United Nations and the Security Council, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, UNESCO and the Human Rights Commission.
This liberal universalism of the Americans, which was a continuation of British universalism as the previous driving force of a liberal [imperial] civilization, pushed the Americans to force the Western European countries and Canada to follow them on the basis of “Atlanticism,” or the belief in a close relationship between Western Europe and the United States. Henceforth, the United States submitted them completely to the Washington Treaty, which forms the basis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO. In other words, the Americans developed and expanded the previous British hegemony with all their might.