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Hungary and NATO
Hungary and NATO

Author(s): István Gyarmati
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Globális Tudás Alapítvány

Summary/Abstract: For a decade Hungary was the leader in the transformation of the European security system. It was the first to get rid of Soviet troops. It initiated and led the drive to dissolve the Warsaw Treaty. It was at the forefront of NATO enlargement. But now, it is not really a player in security issues, not even within NATO. On top of that, we do not have a system of elaborate defense against the looming dangers of terrorism, organized crime, and corruption. Not to mention the danger of the uncontrolled spread of weapons of mass destruction. Many of these problems are structural, but most of them could have been overcome by now. A significant part of these problems stems from our own ignorance. The author, a security policy expert, analyzes the not so unclouded relations between Hungary and the NATO.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 27-38
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English