Newcomers no More? Contemporary NATO and the Future of the Enlargement from the Perspective of “Post-Cold War” Members
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The International Relations Research Institute in Warsaw, the Jagello 2000 - NATO Information Center in Prague and the Latvian Institute of International Affairs in Riga in cooperation with Atlantic Treaty Association in Brussels and NATO PUBLIC DIPLOMACY DIVISION have an honour and pleasure to invite you to submit a paper proposal to an edited book entitled "Newcomers no More? Contemporary NATO and the Future of the Enlargement from the Perspective of “Post-Cold War” Members" which will be published this year.
The central aims of the proposed book would be to present, in the form of a collection of some 10-15 articles, a variety of views on NATO from member states “formerly known as new”, and to assess in this context the prospects for NATO enlargement. The main objective of the first part will be to present how NATO is now perceived in Central and South-Eastern Europe. The second part will be devoted strictly to the topic of enlargement. In this part we would like to ask experts from NATO members (both “old” and “new”), potential candidates and other NATO partners (including Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Finland etc.) how they view the future of NATO cooperation with external partners in Europe and the prospects for enlargement of the Alliance.
Discussing all these topics would require two broad groups of questions to be addressed, one linked specifically to the process of enlargement, and the second more general in character, concerning NATO goals and functions and the future of NATO as such. In the former group, the most important questions would be regarding:
The impact of accession on NATO (how NATO has been transformed – or would be transformed in the case of potential candidates – by the accession of any particular country or countries?);
The impact of accession on accessioning countries (how these have been/would be transformed?);
The future of enlargement, (what are proper goals and reasons for any further accessions?; which countries seem the most probable and which the most preferable “prospective members”; under what kind of circumstances/conditions could new waves of enlargement happen? what would be an impact of recent Ukrainian-Russian crisis on enlargement?).
In context of the latter group, some of the most pressing questions are regarding:
The hierarchy of tasks and functions of NATO (what should be the proper priorities for NATO and how its main tasks and missions – collective defence, crisis management and cooperative security – should be understood and defined?);
The main contemporary challenges for NATO as an alliance; The future of NATO cooperation with partners from the Euro-Atlantic zone (what should be the proper focus of the cooperation and the proper kind of geographical and operational priorities?).
Edited peer-reviewed book with ISBN will be available online, subsidized by NATO Public Diplomacy Division.
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