Accession Number : ADA308552

Title :   NATO Enlargement (Now is not the Answer).

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Bloxham, Garth T.

PDF Url : ADA308552

Report Date : 01 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The world has changed. The cold war is over. Nonetheless, U.S. national interests require the United States to help shape the emerging concepts of European security. NATO, as the guardian of European democracy, a force of European stability, and the vehicle consistently used by the United States for involvement in European security, stands at the heart of those interests. The United States and NATO have committed to enlargement. Despite NATO's acceptance of the 'Study on NATO Enlargement' (December 1995), questions linger about NATO expansion. Should NATO expand? Not now. The reason is Russia. Within this context, this project reviews NATO's evolutionary policy process from the end of the cold war through the December 1995 Summit, examines countries with potential for NATO membership, addresses the question of 'Why expand NATO?', and identifies Russia as the crux of the issue.

Descriptors :   *NATO, *DECISION MAKING, *EXPANSION, EUROPE, STABILITY, UNITED STATES, SECURITY, TIME, COLD WAR, RUSSIA, ACCEPTABILITY, DEMOCRACY.

Subject Categories : Agricultural Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE