The Future of NATO Expansion: Four Case Studies

The Future of NATO Expansion: Four Case Studies

by Zoltan Barany
     
 

Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia have received only scant attention in scholarly literature over the past decade. This book offers an in-depth analysis of the readiness of the four East European states for membership in NATO. Zoltan Barany examines their political, economic, and military conditions and concludes that they do not satisfy NATO's own criteria

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Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia have received only scant attention in scholarly literature over the past decade. This book offers an in-depth analysis of the readiness of the four East European states for membership in NATO. Zoltan Barany examines their political, economic, and military conditions and concludes that they do not satisfy NATO's own criteria for membership. He argues, that while NATO should reiterate readiness to accept qualified candidates, it should not dilute its military capabilities by admitting new members who will be consumers of, rather than contributors to, security.

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"[A] detailed study...Barany persuasively describes why he feels that NATO should enlarge further. [A] thoughtful and well-researched book." Joyce P. Kaufman, Whittier College, Slavic Review

"Within an important sphere of analysis, this is a first class work." Robert E. Hunter, Political Science Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107405189
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/19/2012
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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