Accession Number : ADA308650

Title :   NATO Enlargement: The Russian Perspective and Implications for Future Policy.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Dickman, Clifford M.

PDF Url : ADA308650

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The concept of NATO enlargement has become the first major stumbling block between a newly democratic Russia and the United States/NATO. This study explores the issue, from the views of all concerned, while focusing on the Russian perspective to better understand their opposition to the expansion of NATO. The paper reviews the political, military and social ramifications of the proposed enlargement on the democratic evolution of Russia. In conclusion, the paper recommends some potential policy alternatives to reap the advantages of NATO enlargement while not putting additional pressures upon Russia during their transition period.

Descriptors :   *NATO, *RUSSIA, *EXPANSION, FOREIGN POLICY, USSR, UNITED STATES, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), TRANSITIONS, DEMOCRACY, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE