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NATO's Final Frontier

Why Russia Should Join the Atlantic Alliance

Author: Charles A. Kupchan
May/June 2010
Foreign Affairs


NATO has traditionally treated Russia as a strategic pariah. But now, the West urgently needs Moscow's cooperation on a host of issues. A vision for turning Russia into a productive member of the Euro-Atlantic community is within reach: Russia should join NATO. Although NATO would run a strategic risk by admitting Russia, the Atlantic alliance is actually running a greater strategic risk by excluding it.

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