Endgame in NATO's Enlargement: The Baltic States and Ukraine (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1999 - Political Science - 148 pages
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After briefly dealing with arguments for and against NATO's enlargement as far as Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, the author shows why the enlargement process must be carried forward to include, in the near future, the three Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) and Ukraine. Inclusion of the Baltic States and of Ukraine in NATO would stabilize the region by helping the Russian democrats to concentrate on building a genuinely democratic, market-oriented Russian national state, instead of succumbing to the temptation to restore the Soviet Union. Ukraine could also contribute to NATO a sizable conventional military force and a prime strategic area; the Baltic States offer a prime location and an indomitable spirit. The Balts and Ukraine will help NATO when finally admitted as full members.

Using polling data, printed material, and interviews with Lithuanian and Ukrainian diplomats, the book convincingly shows the soundness of the Baltic and Ukrainian security goals without glossing over some difficulties, both internal and external.

  

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Contents

To Enlarge or Not to Enlarge?
1
NATO in the Baltics
9
NATO in Ukraine
19
The Meaning of May 1997
51
A Year after the Madrid Summit The Overall Situation in Mid1998
71
Conclusion
87
Epilogue
95
A Charter of Partnership among the United States of America and the Republic of Estonia Republic of Latvia and Republic of Lithuania January 16 1...
101
Charter on a Distinctive Partnership between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Ukraine Madrid 9 July 1997
107
Treaty of Friendship Cooperation and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation
115
Bibliography
127
Index
137
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Bilinsky is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware.

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