№ 2, 2006
The article covers the research of NATO transformation, its real essence and the nearest prospects. In this respect the author makes an attempt to answer questions about potential new difficulties and threats created by NATO dynamics for the Russian Federation. In the work, A. Arbatov closely reviews the geographic, military political and operational technical aspects of this transformation. Special attention is paid to preventive and response measures which Russia could undertake. The author identifies the strategic line of the Russian politics on NATO as two interrelated aims. First, avoiding the front opposition to the NATO enlargement to slow down or to prevent its aspects contradicting the Russian interests, and second, via different channels of cooperation to make Russia’s role more significant then the role of many old members and, more so, new members. The maximum task is to try using the block’s resources for Russian interests.
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