Dnevnik: Interview with Stephen Larrabee on NATO Enlargement

Ljubljana, 25 April - By admitting Slovenia to NATO, the United States wants to prove to other countries that NATO was not expanding solely to the east, but also to the south, and besides, due to Slovenia's small size the cost of letting Slovenia in would not be too high. The most important, though, is the message to the Balkan countries that they should follow the course taken by Slovenia, F. Stephen Larrabee, one of the leading members of the RAND institute from Santa Monica, USA, attending the conference on Euro-Atlantic security, said in an interview for Friday's issue of newspaper Dnevnik. Between 1978 and 1981, Larrabee worked in the U.S. national security council as expert for Soviet and Eastern European affairs and was responsible for political and military relations between East and West. In the late 1980s, he was director of the New York-based Institute for Securities Studies.

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