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The NATO-Russia Council: Origins and Prospects
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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On 28 May 2002, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO and the Russian Federation adopted a Declaration in Rome on NATO-Russian Relations A New Quality. The Declaration replaced the Permanent Joint Council PJC with the NATO-Russia Council NRC as the new venue for consultation, cooperation, joint decision and joint action. This thesis analyzes the origins and prospects of the NRC. It provides background on Moscows relations with NATO from 1990 to 1997. It analyzes the PJC, which was established by the May 1997 Founding Act, notably with regard to the key events in the PJCs history and its merits and shortcomings. Although the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States led to a new era in NATO-Russia relations, each side has pursued this new relationship because of its own motives. The thesis analyzes the Rome Declaration and discusses the key differences between the NATO-Russia Council and its predecessor, the PJC. It also assesses the NRCs progress to date and its visible and potential problems. The thesis concludes that the prospects for the NATO-Russia Council depend in large part on the political will of the participating governments.
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