NATO After Expansion

PARIS: Having effectively turned its back on the Cold War era by accepting three former Warsaw Pact countries as members, NATO must now focus its efforts in two directions: making certain that enlargement enhances security and stability in Europe; and renovating its command structures so as to meet the military challenges of today and tomorrow. An unusually favorable combination of skillful statesmanship (and plain good luck) will be required if this reconstruction of NATO is to succeed in strengthening, rather than diminishing, security. Four areas will be of vital importance:

1. managing relations with Russia:

2. defusing the transatlantic burden-sharing debate

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