February 21, 1997 |
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Thursday gave Russian leaders their first detailed look at an Atlantic alliance offer to unilaterally cut arms levels in Europe, but it remained unclear how far the proposal would go toward dampening Moscow's opposition to an eastward NATO expansion. Albright spent an hour with Prime Minister Viktor S. Chernomyrdin and more than three hours with her Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Yevgeny M.
February 19, 1997 |
The United States and its Atlantic alliance allies are ready to offer unilateral reductions of their conventional force in Europe as a concession to soften Moscow's opposition to the eastward expansion of NATO, senior NATO officials said Tuesday. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has been authorized by the alliance to explain and discuss the offer on arms when she meets a skeptical Russian Foreign Minister Yevgeny M. Primakov on Thursday in Moscow, U.S. officials said.
August 18, 1990 |
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, facing the first test of its resolve to meet the new post-Cold War challenges, has passed up the opportunity to become a significant player in the Middle East crisis, a decision that raises unsettling doubts about its future role.
July 31, 1990
U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III and his Soviet counterpart, Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze, are said to have the long civil war in Afghanistan at the top of the agenda for their planned meeting Wednesday and Thursday in this Siberian city. The two superpowers are reportedly nearing a possible deal that could end the conflict, which poisoned bilateral relations during much of the 1980s.
October 26, 1990 |
The chief of the Soviet military staff, Gen. Mikhail A. Moiseyev, called for a "Europe free of military blocs" during a landmark visit to North Atlantic Treaty Organization headquarters in Brussels. Moiseyev met with the 16 NATO chiefs of staff who were assembled to draft the alliance's post-Cold War strategy. He proclaimed that his country threatens no one and asked that NATO consider whether it is still necessary. "He's entitled to his view," said Gen.
October 18, 1991 |
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization agreed here Thursday on a dramatic reduction in its nuclear armory in Europe. NATO defense ministers decided to eliminate fully 80% of the alliance's 3,500 nuclear weapons--leaving only 700 air-delivered atomic bombs at European air bases. The ministers also approved the outlines of the sweeping new strategy for NATO in the aftermath of the Cold War, based on smaller, more mobile forces able to respond to contingencies inside and outside Europe.