NATO was created in 1949 to provide for collective self-defense against threats to Western Europe. In 1998, the U.S. Senate debated NATO’s future, specifically whether enlargement could build stability in Central Europe without isolating Russia.
In This Issue
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Recent Action on NATO EnlargementRead More
Origins and MissionRead More
An International Pact for Collective Self-DefenseRead More
Secretary of State Acheson's 1949 Radio AddressRead More
The Alliance After the Cold WarRead More
An Agenda for the Washington SummitRead More
Pro & Con
Should the Senate Approve the Accession of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic to NATO?