NATO enlargement and US foreign policy: the origins, durability, and impact of an idea

@article{Shifrinson2020NATOEA,
  title={NATO enlargement and US foreign policy: the origins, durability, and impact of an idea},
  author={J. Shifrinson},
  journal={International Politics},
  year={2020},
  volume={57},
  pages={342-370}
}
  • J. Shifrinson
  • Published 2020
  • Political Science
  • International Politics
Since the Cold War, NATO enlargement has moved from a contentious issue in US foreign policy debates to an accepted plank in US strategy. What explains this development—why has support for enlargement become a focal point in US foreign policy? After first reviewing US policy toward NATO enlargement, this article evaluates a range of hypotheses from international relations theory and policy deliberations that might explain the trend. It finds that no one factor explains the United States… Expand
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