Check out NATO's new headquarters. To be completed in 2015. It will be located just across the street from the current NATO compound.
With such an impressive building, NATO will certainly not become irrelevant any time soon.
The sovereign can no longer say, "You shall think as I do on pain of death;" but he says, "You are free to think differently from me, and to retain your life, your property, and all that you possess; but if such be your determination, you are henceforth an alien among your people."
(Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, 1835)