The North Atlantic Treaty Organization(NATO) remains the most significant defense alliance to Europe and perhaps to the entire world. Hence, when its yearly summit opens later this week in Poland, NATO's influence, importance and breath should be reaffirmed as a defense standard to global stability amid the recent split in the economic system of Europe.
Unlike the economic and the political pact of the European Union(EU) - Europe's broad economic system, which just witnessed a vote by the United Kingdom(UK) to leave the union, NATO represents the best assurance to sustaining the sovereignty of its 28-member nations.
In spite of Brexit that involved the economic system alliance of Europe, membership in NATO represents the unmatched collective military defense of its states. Any European nation leaving NATO would be foregoing the safety of its sovereignty to agitators.
Therefore, at NATO's summit on Friday, Russia's Vladimir Putin's brief smile over Brexit could be wiped clean as the global security significance of NATO to the peace and the sovereignty of member-states is strongly affirmed, thus overshadowing any fallible perceived weakness in European unity via Brexit.