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Author O'Hanlon, Michael E., author.

Title Beyond NATO : a new security architecture for Eastern Europe / Michael E. O'Hanlon.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institutions Press, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (155 pages) : map
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Series Marshall papers
Marshall papers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction and synopsis -- 1. How we got here -- 2. A primer on Europe's frontier states today -- 3. The case for a new security architecture -- 4. Constructing an East European security architecture.
Summary In this new Brookings Marshall Paper, Michael O'Hanlon argues that now is the time for Western nations to negotiate a new security architecture for neutral countries in eastern Europe to stabilize the region and reduce the risks of war with Russia. He believes NATO expansion has gone far enough. The core concept of this new security architecture would be one of permanent neutrality. The countries in question collectively make a broken-up arc, from Europe's far north to its south: Finland and Sweden; Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus; Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan; and finally Cyprus plus Serbia, as well as possibly several other Balkan states. Discussion on the new framework should begin within NATO, followed by deliberation with the neutral countries themselves, and then formal negotiations with Russia. The new security architecture would require that Russia, like NATO, commit to help uphold the security of Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, and other states in the region. Russia would have to withdraw its troops from those countries in a verifiable manner; after that, corresponding sanctions on Russia would be lifted. The neutral countries would retain their rights to participate in multilateral security operations on a scale comparable to what has been the case in the past, including even those operations that might be led by NATO. They could think of and describe themselves as Western states (or anything else, for that matter). If the European Union and they so wished in the future, they could join the EU. They would have complete sovereignty and self-determination in every sense of the word. But NATO would decide not to invite them into the alliance as members. Ideally, these nations would endorse and promote this concept themselves as a more practical way to ensure their security than the current situation or any other plausible alternative.
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Subject North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. (OCoLC)fst00529467
Buffer states -- Europe, Eastern.
National security -- Europe, Eastern.
Europe, Eastern -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Europe, Eastern.
NATO Treaty -- Legal aspects.
NATO Treaty -- Legal aspects -- Article 5.
NATO Treaty -- Legal aspects -- Article 4.
États tampons -- Europe de l'Est.
Europe de l'Est -- Relations extérieures -- Russie.
International relations.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Treaties.
Buffer states. (OCoLC)fst00840466
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Eastern Europe. (OCoLC)fst01245079
Russia (Federation) (OCoLC)fst01262050
Eastern Europe.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
International peace and security.
Other Form: Print version: 9780815732570
ISBN 9780815732587 (electronic bk.)
0815732589 (electronic bk.)
9780815732570 (electronic bk.)
0815732570 (electronic bk.)
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