Kristalina Georgieva

The 1944 Bretton Woods conference mothered NATO along with the IMF, linking them together since their inception. With respect to that, the IMF funding also comes from the European Bloc of countries, which is where Kristalina’s agenda also trends. While both Kristalina and the IMF do not have a direct sphere of influence over security policies, they both still offer lending options to countries with dictatorships except for when they counteract the NATO agenda.  

One prominent example is Pakistan’s bailout package which Kristalina made contingent on the condition that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), on whose grey list Pakistan presently is, clears the country of money laundering and terror financing charges. This announcement was made after the EU criticism of terrorism in Pakistan as well as the NATO’s involvement in greylisting Pakistan. Therefore, Kristalina’s policies tend to use the IMF in support of EU and NATO foreign policy. 

Aashna Gadia

Research & Analysis Alumna