Enlargement Issues at NATO's Bucharest Summit

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This report reviews the process by which candidate states are selected, including a sketch of the responsibilities of Congress and allied governments in final approval or disapproval of Albania and Croatia. The report reviews general political factors for qualification, as well as external issues such as the views of Russia and regional geopolitical considerations. Then follows an analysis of current conditions in the two states nominated to join, as well as in Macedonia. In addition, there is a brief analysis of the debate over the qualifications of Georgia and Ukraine for NATO's Membership Action Plan (MAP), a set of guidelines ... continued below

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Gallis, Paul; Belkin, Paul; Ek, Carl; Kim, Julie; Nichol, Jim & Woehrel, Steven April 18, 2008.

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  • Gallis, Paul Coordinator of the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
  • Belkin, Paul Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
  • Ek, Carl Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
  • Kim, Julie Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
  • Nichol, Jim Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division
  • Woehrel, Steven Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division

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This report reviews the process by which candidate states are selected, including a sketch of the responsibilities of Congress and allied governments in final approval or disapproval of Albania and Croatia. The report reviews general political factors for qualification, as well as external issues such as the views of Russia and regional geopolitical considerations. Then follows an analysis of current conditions in the two states nominated to join, as well as in Macedonia. In addition, there is a brief analysis of the debate over the qualifications of Georgia and Ukraine for NATO's Membership Action Plan (MAP), a set of guidelines laid out by the alliance for governments that wish to take the next step of becoming actual candidates. An appendix examines key legislation on enlargement during the past fifteen years. (p. CRS-2).

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Gallis, Paul; Belkin, Paul; Ek, Carl; Kim, Julie; Nichol, Jim & Woehrel, Steven. Enlargement Issues at NATO's Bucharest Summit, report, April 18, 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc461944/: accessed July 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.