NATO Enlargement and the case for Montenegro: A debate

Montenegro‘s accession to NATO has hit a a snag. While 25 of the necessary 28 nations have already approved expanding NATO to include this small Balkan state, US Senator Rand Paul is leading the charge not to expand NATO and is holding up the bill in the Senate. During his 2016 campaign, President Trump made NATO’s very existence a hot button issue, but the debate surrounding Montenegro is heating up.

On Monday (27 March) the Senate will bypass Paul’s dissension with a vote that only requires 2/3 majority to move forward, instead of the unanimous vote currently required.

To discuss this issue in a thoughtful way, we’ve invited Jeffrey Tayler, contributing editor for The Atlantic, and Bodo Weber, senior member of the Democratization Policy Council.
Follow the debate as it continues to unfold.

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