15 December 2010
New Strategic Concept and NATO's "Visible Assurances" Towards Central and Eastern Europe
Highlighting the importance of "visible assurances" in the new Strategic Concept (NSC) is crucial from the perspective of Central and Eastern European states (CEE). Nevertheless, apart from conducting military exercises, it is improbable that in the short term the present forms of NATO presence in this region will significantly change. In the long term, the position of CEE states to propose increasing NATO's presence in their territories, however, has been strengthened.
© 2010 Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Marcin Zaborowski, Agnieszka Kopeć