Becoming NATO's Next Ally

An Atlantic Council campaign designed to support aspiring NATO member states and ensure that enlargement remains on NATO’s long-term strategic horizon.
  • The Future of NATO's Open-Door Policy

    In March, the Atlantic Council hosted a discussion with H.E. Milica Pejanović-Đurišić, Minister of Defense of Montenegro on the Future of NATO Open Door Policy with

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  • Keeping Europe's Door Open: Montenegro's Path Toward NATO Membership

    On March 11, 2015, the Atlantic Council hosted Montenegro's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Igor Lukšić for a strategy session on the future of NATO enlargement and security dynamics in the Balkan region.

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  • Did NATO Rearm Russia?

    Arms sales to Moscow have been more embarrassing than alarming, but it's time to stop.

    Now that Ukraine has surrendered Crimea after the most perfunctory fight, attention has turned to what the Russian Army might invade next. Estonia? Molodova? In the latter case, SACEUR worries that they Russians will just drive through Kyiv on the way. Perhaps even Poland is worried. But there was a time when Poland and much of the rest of NATO were so much less concerned that they were actually selling Russia weapons. And while that hasn’t mattered much, it’s time to stop.

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  • Montenegro Aspiring to Join NATO

    On November 22, the Atlantic Council hosted an off-the-record strategy session with President of the Parliament of Montenegro Ranko Krivokapić and representatives of the transatlantic community in Washington, DC to discuss NATO's open door policy and Montenegro's role in the future of the Alliance. Discussions revolved around assessing the country's path toward NATO membership and outlined the strategy for a timely accession.
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