Russia and the Future Expansion of NATO
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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This Strategy Research Project SRP examines Russia s position on the enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization up to now and the possible influence that Russia could have on further prospective expansion in Europe in the near future, especially to the East. Even though Russia has opposed expansion of NATO with varied intensity since the early 1990s, it has not stopped this process. On the other hand, Russia is focused on building gradually its international position and power again. From the point of view of some member and candidate countries, Russia still poses a security threat to them. But, pursuing further expansion of NATO closer to Russia s borders without addressing Russian concerns could compromise current NATO-Russia relations. This SRP addresses the political and security challenges that such conditions pose for NATO-Russia relations, candidate countries, and also member countries. Despite episodic disputes between NATO and Russia, the removal of mutual suspicion through further development of cooperation and understanding as close as possible based on common global security interests is desirable. The SRP concludes considering Russia s NATO membership in the long-term future.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations