May 2, 2014

Further NATO Expansion a Bad Move

Bill French, The National Interest

The Associated Press

How to effectively respond to the crisis in Ukraine has elicited a fierce debate in Washington. Given the stakes, a carefully crafted, longer-term strategy is called for beyond near-term crisis management. But some of the proposals offered entail severe risks and self-defeating consequences. This is especially true of recently renewed calls for a fresh round of NATO enlargement ahead of the alliance’s summit this September in the United Kingdom.

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TAGGED: NATO, Ukraine, Russia

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