Rozšířením NATO ke globálnímu vládnutí
Americký pohled na vstup České republiky, Polska a Maďarska do aliance.
[Through the NATO Enlargement to Global Rule. An American View of the Accession of the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary to the Alliance.]
paperback, 232 pp., 1. edition
published: may 2012
recommended price: 230 czk
This book presents the American view of one of the key moments of our foreign policy: the accession of the Czech Republic to NATO. It reflects on what this step meant for the United States of America. On March 12, 1999, the long-awaited expansion of the North-Atlantic Alliance by three countries of the former Warsaw Pact took place. At the same time, it meant a deep inner transformation of the alliance, which was to become an active political tool for the formation of a new Europe and its surroundings. For the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary, the accession to the alliance was a top priority which was to provide solid guarantees for their security. The expansion of the alliance, however, depended on the attitudes and interests of the existing members, primarily on the standpoint of the United States, the most influential and most powerful of the allies. Understanding the American standpoint to the alliance expansion in 1999 allows for better understanding not only of the continuing process of the NATO expansion but also of the new role of this organization in the post-bipolar world.