Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Stanford University


Why a Democratic Russia Should Join NATO


Michael A. McFaul - Stanford University
Leonid Gozman

Published by
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 13, 2006

For the last two decades, Soviet and the Russian leaders worked with Western leaders to integrate the former Soviet empire, and above all else Russia, into the western community of states. Disputes over NATO expansion, the wars in Chechnya, or the bombing campaign against Serbia periodically slowed the process of integration. Nonetheless, leaders in both Russia and the West never let the long-term economic, security, and even ideological benefits of integration be jeopardized by these intermittent disagreements.

Topics: NATO | Security | Russia | Serbia