NATO Defence and Deterrence Posture: Central and Eastern European Perspectives
This paper discusses Central and Eastern European states’ (CEE) perspectives towards the final report of NATO’s Defense and Deterrence Posture Review (DDPR). The aim of the DDPR is to determine the appropriate mix of nuclear, conventional, and missile defense forces that the Alliance needs to tackle the challenges of an uncertain future. The author argues that the review will most probably not resolve the most controversial issues, including NATO’s future nuclear posture. For this reason, knowledge about CEE perspectives revealed during the DDPR discussions will help in understanding their expectations and priorities in the coming years.
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