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NATO and the enlargement debate: enhancing Euro-Atlantic security or inciting confrontation?

Tracey German

The enlargements of the post-Cold War era have undermined NATO’s stated
objectives vis-à-vis the purpose of incorporating new members and exposed
tensions within the alliance over the twin pillars of the 1967 Harmel Report,
namely deterrence and dialogue. NATO’s stance on enlargement has not only
undermined Euro-Atlantic security and triggered new divisions between East and
West, it has also exposed aspirant states, particularly those in the post-Soviet space,
to sustained pressure and coercion from Moscow. This article examines the rationale
for NATO enlargement in the post-Cold War era, focusing on the two post-
Soviet aspirant states, Georgia and Ukraine. While these two states contribute, as
partners, to the …read more

Source: Chatham House

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