Security in the Euro-Atlantic Area

Fecha de publicación:
Robert E. Hunter

NATO begins the year 2000, ready to play its part in helping to create a "Europe whole and free." This is the possibility created by circumstance and by all the efforts made during the 1990s to adapt the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to new realities and to European security needs of the next century. But a Europe "whole and free" can become reality only if the lessons of the past century, the most tragic in history, are well learned; and only if each of the nations and peoples in the Atlantic Alliance is prepared to complete the work begun by NATO, other institutions, and a wide variety of thoughtful leaders, in and out of government, in the wake of the Cold War.