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U.S. and the Second Round of NATO Enlargement: How Will September 11 Affect NATO?

"The U.S. and the Second Round of NATO Enlargement," co-sponsored by Columbia's East Central European Center, Institute for the Study of Europe, Harriman Institute and Institute for War and Peace Studies as well as the U.S. Army War College, addressed changes in the international terrain that have resulted from the September 11 terrorist attacks and how it will affect NATO.

Charles B. Skinner
Charles B. Skinner

NATO Needs Flexible and Sustainable Forces
Charles B. Skinner of the U.S. Department of State said the most serious long-term problem facing NATO is a growing capability gap between the United States and Europe. He maintained that the alliance needs flexible and sustainable forces to move long distances in a short period of time and to deliver overwhelming firepower on arrival, a capability held solely by the United States.

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Quentin Peel
Quentin Peel

NATO Enlargement Could Negatively Impact the Alliance
Quentin Peel, of the Financial Times, argued against the enlargement of NATO, which he contended will make the alliance more cumbersome, more political and less militarily cohesive.

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Robert Legvold
Robert Legvold

Russia's Relationship with NATO Transformed Post September 11
Political Science Professor Robert Legvold said September 11 tranformed Russia's relationship with NATO from one centered on concerns about the alliance's enlargement into one of shared aims of addressing terrorism and proliferation.

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Shot: Feb 21, 2002
Published: Apr 08, 2002
Last modified:Sep 18, 2002