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THE NEW RUSSIA AND THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE
Andrei Kozyrev, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation

There is something symbolic in the fact that, for the first time, a Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation has been given the opportunity to contribute to a prestigious NATO publication. In this, the signs of change are clearly visible.


 

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THE BALTIC REGION IN POST-COLD WAR EUROPE
Audrius Butkevicius
Minister of National Defence,
Republic of Lithuania

Usually, all that Europeans, North Americans and the rest of the world know about Lithuania is that it was occupied, proclaimed its independence, is seeking the withdrawal of the Russian army and that it is pursuing a balanced policy with regard to its neighbours. All this is true, but neither the restoration of an independent state, nor the withdrawal of a foreign army are our main goals - they are simply preconditions for the preservation of the way of life of our nation, of the indigenous inhabitants of this country and for ensuring its welfare. Today, our main task is to reduce inherited foreign political influences on our territory along lines beneficial to Lithuania, as well as the direct threats to our security.


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FINLAND'S EVOLVING SECURITY POLICY
Jaakko Blomberg
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs,
Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Although on the periphery, Finland has felt the power shifts and political convulsions in the European security landscape in a tangible way. History is witness to the reason for this paradox: contiguous to Russia - Europe's Eastern great power - Finland lies in a strategically sensitive location. As Finland seeks its way through the transformation of the European security order in the aftermath of the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, there are significant but mixed lessons to be learned.


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NATO'S NUCLEAR FORCES IN A CHANGING WORLD
J. Gregory L. Schulte
Director of NATO's Nuclear Planning Directorate

A deep crisis between East and West... Warsaw Pact armies amass, NATO reinforces, hostilities break out on multiple fronts... NATO forces, though numerically inferior, fight well... but Warsaw Pact second-echelon forces are ready to attack and NATO's forward defences seem unlikely to hold....


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ECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN NATO
Dr. Keith L. Gardner, Head of NATO's Defence Research Section

Technology, and moreover progress in technology, is essential to the continued successful defence of the peace by NATO and its member nations. This was shown by the recent Gulf War which served to spotlight the crucial importance of technology in modern military confrontations. The general effectiveness of Allied technology in that conflict surpassed nearly everyone's expectations, and not just by a small margin. The outcome of that engagement was astonishingly one-sided, and this despite a huge Iraqi arsenal and an experienced army.


   

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