NATO Enlargement: Illusions and Reality

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NATO enlargement reflects a failure on the part of policymakers to recognize new strategic realities—and that failure could have dangerous unintended consequences.

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Overview

NATO enlargement reflects a failure on the part of policymakers to recognize new strategic realities—and that failure could have dangerous unintended consequences.

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Midwest Book Review
The decision to expand NATO eastward in Europe is a fateful venture that has received surprisingly little public attention or discussion. Advocates of enlargement insist that the step will foster cooperation, consolidate democracy, and promote stability. But the eighteen distinguished contributors to this volume conclude, for the most part, that an expanded NATO is a dubious, potentially disastrous idea, politically and militarily. Instead of healing the wounds of the Cold War, this expansion threatens to create a new division in Europe and undermine friendly relations with Russia. Even worse, it will establish expensive, dangerous, and probably unsustainable security obligations of the United States. NATO Enlargement: Illusions and Reality is a valuable and informative contribution to the on-going national dialogue of NATO policy and the appropriate American response.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882577583
  • Publisher: Cato Institute
  • Publication date: 3/10/1998
  • Pages: 283
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Pt. I Problems of Cost and Credibility
1 Strategic Evasions and the Drive for NATO Enlargement 17
2 NATO's Incredible Shrinking Defense 31
3 NATO Expansion: The Triumph of Policy Incoherence 41
4 Why Die for Gdansk? NATO Enlargement and American Security Interests 53
5 NATO's Enlargement and the Inevitable Costs of the American Empire 71
6 New Problems for NATO: Potential Conflicts Involving the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland 85
Pt. II NATO Enlargement and Russia's Relations with the West
7 The Perils of Victory 103
8 NATO Enlargement: Coping with Act II 121
9 Russia's Search for Identity 129
10 The NATO-Russia Accord: An Illusory Solution 143
Pt. III Ins and Outs: Creating a New Division of Europe
11 NATO's Manifest Destiny: The Risks of Expansion 159
12 A Strategy to Unite Rather Than Divide Europe 177
13 The Errors of Expansive Realism 187
14 NATO Enlargement: To What End? 199
Pt. IV Alternatives to an Enlarged NATO
15 Europe's Unhealthy Security Dependence 209
16 A Strong OSCE for a Secure Europe 223
17 Political Alternatives to NATO Expansion 233
18 Beyond NATO 243
19 James Madison vs. Madeleine Albright: The Debate over Collective Security 253
Contributors 267
Index 273
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