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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A military alliance originally designed to deter against potential Soviet invasion. Members pledge mutual defense; that is, an attack on one is considered an attack on all. Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has been involved in other military engagement, notably in the Balkans and Afghanistan. Members include the United States and a number of European countries. It was founded in 1949 and is based in Brussels.
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The main objective of NATO expansion for European members is to acquire security for themselves, while the US pursues the interests of European members to broaden its penetration areas.
The July 2009 Obama-Putin summit gave the prime minister the opportunity to lecture the US president for an hour on NATO's bombing of Serbia, ABM, Iraq, WTO, NATO expansion, missile defense, and Kosovo.
NATO expansion is nothing more than the extension of its zone of influence -- and in the most sensitive, military-political sphere.
Also on the agenda are nuclear-armed North Korea, which set off another round of short-range missiles in tests earlier on Monday, NATO expansion, the situation in Georgia after its conflict with Russia last year, human rights and arms control.
The new fourth edition explores issues related to NATO expansion, the status of secessionist territories, international terrorism response, disputes concerning military installations and missile defense systems, and global issues such as access to oil and natural gas supplies and other natural resources.
But deep divisions remain over US missile defence, Nato expansion and the 2008 Russia-Georgia war.
The context of NATO expansion can be usefully gathered from remarks made by Havel, who considered the expansion of NATO as a necessary programme of Central European democratization.
interactions over the next four years will boil down to a few solvable flashpoints: NATO expansion into Ukraine and Georgia, sanctions against Iran, Russian territorial claims on the Arctic, and the U.
sphere of influence are Russia's way of signaling that further NATO expansion to include Russia's key neighbors will meet stiff resistance.
The process of NATO expansion has led to something worse than "enlargement fatigue.
This distorts how he sees the Russian reaction to NATO expansion.
Putin show up uninvited at the NATO heads dinner at the summit's conclusion, but Russian views dominated discussions of key issues on the meeting agenda: NATO expansion and extension of the U.

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