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Title: Беларусь, Россия и Новая Европа
Authors: Розанов, Анатолий Аркадьевич
Keywords: ЭБ БГУ::ОБЩЕСТВЕННЫЕ НАУКИ::Политика и политические науки
Issue Date: 1998
Citation: Белорусский журнал международного права и международных отношений. — 1998. — № 2
Abstract: The intemationa] image of Belarus is inseparably connected to the Russian factor. Belarus sees its future as very closely tied to that of Russia According to the Belarusian authorities, Europe will enter the 21st century as a peaceful and stable continent only if its security system meets the following criteria. First, it should be able to withstand effectively both old and new threats to security, first of all such threats as regional conflicts, terrorism, organised crime etc. Second, the system of European security should be indivisible and take into account the interests of all states of the continent. All European countries should have equal rights in making decisions concerning the future of the continent not only de jure but also de facto. Third, it is necessary to choose a security model which would unite nations and not create a threat of new divisions of the European continent. The OSCE could become a basis of a system which would meet the above mentioned criteria. In this perspective, within the framework of the OSCE already existing institutions including NATO could have an adequate place. Belarus is opposed to efforts to make NATO a cornerstone of a new European security architecture. The Belarusian leadership believes that the OSCE could take the role of a co-ordinator of European and transatlantic institutions in securing peace and stability in Europe. Belarus seeks to be engaged in a constructive dialogue with NATO and to deepen co-operation in the framework of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council which will become an important instrument of strengthening confidence and prevention of crises in Europe. Belarus indicated its desire to be more actively involved in the Partnership for Peace and it has already taken steps to this end. Belarus considers that the enlargement of the Atlantic Alliance should be accompanied by its internal transformation from the military-political to the political-military dimension and that the countries whose interests the enlargement of the organisation affects to the greatest extent should get involved in a dialogue with NATO on abroader scale. Belarus regards the signing of the Founding Act between Russia and NATO as a first goodwill step towards the creation of a new European security architecture. Belarus is going to work to ensure that its interests are in a similar way taken into consideration in the context of NATO enlargement. The Belarus' government has proposed to use the dual track approach of developing practical co-operation with NATO and holding simultaneous and parallel talks on the elaboration of an agreement on relations of partnership and co-operation between Belarus and NATO. It is sometimes said that the enhanced co-operation between Belarus and Russia has been prompted by NATO's plans for eastward expansion. But a Russia-Belarus union has been discussed by political leaders of both countries for several years now, preceding any Western plans for expanding NATO eastwards. Belarus claims that its movement toward a closer integration with Russia is its regional contribution to the Euro-Atlantic security.
Description: Раздел - "Международные отношения"
URI: http://elib.bsu.by/handle/123456789/30440
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