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By Thomas S. Szayna

Within the Nineteen Nineties, NATO all started a process growth and transformation to stay appropriate in Europe's submit chilly conflict defense atmosphere. 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 nations sooner or later. NATO's growth has profound army implications for the U. S. and its allies when it comes to destiny making plans and shaping innovations. either were pushed essentially by means of political imperatives, no longer by means of a feeling of direct risk, yet through an environment-shaping schedule of democratization and integration. This document develops and applies an analytical framework for wondering the determinants of destiny NATO growth, the categorical safety demanding situations they pose, and shaping rules that may relief in addressing those demanding situations.

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Htm. , paragraph 30. 21 In effect, NATO is asking aspiring members to meet almost entirely non-military criteria just to be considered for admission. In other words, NATO is using the widely shared aspirations for long-term security of the former communist states to encourage those states to make the transition from authoritarianism and communist autarky to democracy with a market economy. It is important to keep in mind that neither enlargement nor the use of political and shaping imperatives is new.

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