The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is in a delicate phase. The alliance has been the target of much criticism from the US President Donald Trump, who accuses the treaty allies of not contributing enough to collective security. His direct remarks have even raised doubts about the United States’ future commitment to NATO. With US elections scheduled for next month and Democrat challenger Joe Biden apparently ahead in the race, many wonder – some with hope – whether a change in the White House would result in a new course for NATO. But given the Alliance’s longstanding issues – for example the divergent views and priorities that are clearly evident in the ongoing Eastern Mediterranean dispute – it’s safe to say that many of NATO’s internal contradictions will persist regardless of who wins in November.