Challenges of NATO aspıratıon: the dıscrepancy between rhetorıc and realıty

Keywords: NATO, cooperation, challenge, rhetoric, prospect

Abstract

The Russo-Georgia war in 2008 and the conflict in Ukraine in 2014 galvanized the countries, which are namely squeezed between NATO and Russia into considering their strategies again. The paper examines Russia’s efforts to maintain its influence in its “near abroad” in the face of NATO’s enlargement. It principally focuses on identifying the challenges particular countries face as obstacles to NATO accession. The arguments raised in the paper prove that, the primary reasons of Russia-Georgia War and Ukraine conflict are associated with these countries’ NATO aspiration. An argument regarding the Alliance’s reluctance to actively engage in partner nations is also presented.

The objective of the study is to consider the repercussions of NATO aspiration and introduce the real prospects of cooperation with NATO. The research methods primarily used in the book are comparative analysis and synthesis.

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Author Biography

Piotr Gawliczek , University of Warmia and Mazury

Assoc. Prof., Ph.D.

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Published
2020-04-30
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Iskandarov , K., & Gawliczek , P. (2020). Challenges of NATO aspıratıon: the dıscrepancy between rhetorıc and realıty. Social Development and Security, 10(2), 16-26. https://doi.org/10.33445/sds.2020.10.2.3
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