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By Thomas S. Szayna

Within the Nineteen Nineties, NATO begun a process expansion and transformation to stay proper in Europe's submit chilly warfare defense surroundings. As a part of its dedication to growth, it admitted 3 new members―Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic in 1999 and has plans to confess extra international locations sooner or later. NATO's expansion has profound army implications for the U. S. and its allies when it comes to destiny making plans and shaping ideas. either were pushed essentially through political imperatives, now not through a feeling of direct danger, yet via an environment-shaping schedule of democratization and integration. This file develops and applies an analytical framework for wondering the determinants of destiny NATO growth, the categorical safeguard demanding situations they pose, and shaping guidelines that will reduction in addressing those demanding situations.

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Partell and Glenn Palmer, “Audience Costs and Interstate Crises: An Empirical Assessment of Fearon’s Model of Dispute Outcomes,” International Studies Quarterly, 43:2, June 1999, pp. ) The Planning Context 31 regular NATO training activities and an emphasis on new members’ compatibility with established members. The new task is to make the commitment real to the members that joined in 1999—Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. S. , Greece and Spain) in terms of the quality of their membership in NATO and NATO’s ability to defend them.

However, specific steps aimed at integrating the three militaries into NATO did not begin on a full scale until accession was guaranteed. For an analytical review of the considerations behind MAP, see Jeffrey Simon, “Partnership for Peace (PfP): After the Washington Summit and Kosovo,” Strategic Forum, No. 167, August 1999. basictxt/ukrchrt. htm. The Planning Context 35 as candidates for NATO membership. Like the MAP countries, these countries have access to a mechanism of military cooperation with NATO by way of PfP.

Participant’s tracing of the process of NATO enlargement, see Gerald B. Solomon, The NATO Enlargement Debate, 1990–97: Blessings of Liberty, Westport, CT, and London: Praeger, 1998. For a review of the way the actual decisionmaking process in the United States evolved with respect to NATO enlargement, see James M. S. : Brookings Institution Press, 1999. htm). 44 NATO Enlargement, 2000–2015 Thus, even if the existing security trends continue, the size of enlargement could vary widely. With up to three decisions on enlargement in the next 15 years, NATO could have as many as 22 to 25 members by 2015.

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