States in central and eastern europe persisted and eventually the above mentioned issues were cleared the us also pressured the eu to offer membership as a temporary guarantee it feared expanding nato too rapidly for fear of frightening russia the european commission published its expansion plan archival material concerning the . Nato expansion is a key issue both within nato and in the context of alternative future security alignments in europe as countries in central and eastern europe seek membership in nato my thesis is that nato should expand its membership in order to stabilize the central and eastern european region and to strengthen its own power. Enlargement of the north atlantic treaty organization journal security studies argued that the nato enlargements in 1999 and 2004 contributed to democratic consolidation in central and eastern europe vilnius group flags of nato bulgaria european union at the military club of plovdiv bulgaria. Following the disintegration of the soviet bloc many central and eastern european countries launched a vigorous return to europe campaign which primarily focused on accession to nato and the european union by 2007 ten countries became members of the euro atlantic community personifying the. Nato the middle east and eastern europe feb 22 and the dynamics of eastern europe are wildly different than those of central europe eastern europe finds itself caught between two forces one is the european union still functional but increasingly fragmented and unable to act in concert
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