North Atlantic Council


Andrew Berry

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Since the end of the Cold War, Romania has sought to develop closer ties with Western Europe and the United States. The transition from Warsaw Pact state to NATO member was finalized in 2004 when Romania joined Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and Slovenia in depositing their instruments of accession with the United States Government and formally becoming party to the North Atlantic Treaty (1). Romania is one of 11 former Warsaw Pact countries to now enjoy membership in the international alliance and since its inclusion has expressed support in expanding NATO membership to other democratic former Soviet republics in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (2).

Topic 1: Re-examining Russia-NATO Relations

Although NATO-Russian relations have enjoyed several promising areas of cooperation since the end of the Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian military action in Georgia in 2008 and Ukraine in 2014 have forced the alliance to suspend all practical civilian and military cooperation carried out under...

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