Accession Number : ADA326360

Title :   Beyond NATO Enlargement: Security Frameworks for Central and Eastern Europe.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Wynarsky, Andrew E.

PDF Url : ADA326360

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : NATO enlargement will most likely occur following the general outline established by the NATO ministers in 1994. Likewise, NATO will initiate and successfully conclude a security arrangement with Russia. Enlargement without strong complementary programs inadequately addresses the stability and security needs of Central and Eastern Europe. Since our stated vital interests are to maintain a stable Europe and to stabilize and democratize Russia it is imperative that we conceptualize and execute the complementing policies and programs necessary to achieve our stated interests. This study analyzes these complementing programs to determine what the framework for security and stability in Central and Eastern Europe should be. It assesses the current state of the elements of that framework. United States interests are compared to that framework. The expected outcomes of the initial phases of NATO enlargement are compared to our interests and desired outcomes of the strategy to determine potential shortfalls. Policy recommendations and adjustments complete the review.

Descriptors :   *NATO, *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *AREA SECURITY, FOREIGN POLICY, NATIONAL SECURITY, LEADERSHIP, ECONOMIC IMPACT, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), RUSSIA, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, CENTRAL EUROPE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE