NATO's Further Enlargement: Determinants and Implications for Defense Planning and Shaping / Edition 1

NATO's Further Enlargement: Determinants and Implications for Defense Planning and Shaping / Edition 1

by Thomas S. Szayna
     
 

ISBN-10: 0833029614

ISBN-13: 9780833029614

Pub. Date: 06/12/2001

Publisher: RAND Corporation

In the 1990s, NATO began a course of enlargement and transformation to remain relevant in Europe's post Cold War security environment. As part of its commitment to enlargement, it admitted three new members—Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in 1999 and has plans to admit more countries in the future. NATO's enlargement has profound military implications

Overview

In the 1990s, NATO began a course of enlargement and transformation to remain relevant in Europe's post Cold War security environment. As part of its commitment to enlargement, it admitted three new members—Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in 1999 and has plans to admit more countries in the future. NATO's enlargement has profound military implications for the U. S. and its allies in terms of future planning and shaping strategies. Both have been driven primarily by political imperatives, not by a sense of direct threat, but by an environment-shaping agenda of democratization and integration. This report develops and applies an analytical framework for thinking about the determinants of future NATO enlargement, the specific defense challenges they pose, and shaping policies that might aid in addressing these challenges.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833029614
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Publication date:
06/12/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
165
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1630L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Figures
Tables
Summary
Acknowledgments
1. INTRODUCTION
Study Objective and Scope
Report Organization and Approach
2. THE PLANNING CONTEXT
Contemporary European Security
Environment
NATO's Transformation
NATO's Enlargement
Degrees of NATO Commitment
3. PATTERNS IN THE ENLARGEMENT PROCESS
Time Frame of Decisionmaking
Mechanics of Enlargement
4. ASSESSING CANDIDATES FOR FUTURE ACCESSION
TO NATO
Meeting NATO's Pre-Conditions
Strategic Rationale
Final Assessment
5. SHAPING THE FORCES OF ASPIRING MEMBERS
Overall Challenges
Challenges Related to Air Forces
The Former Neutrals
Final Considerations
6. CONCLUSIONS
Shaping Determinants
Appendix: Inventory of Aircraft and Helicopters in the
MAP States
References

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