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NATO Good-Regional Stability

NATO adapts to create more relationships-encourages internal and regional stability

Weinrod 8 (W. Bruce Weinrod, US Defense Advisor for the US Mission to NATO, “NATO and Asia’s Changing Relationship,” East Asia Foundation, 3(3), http://globalasia.org/articles/issue7/iss7_11.html) MJ

After extensive consideration, NATO’s member nations chose to maintain a robust alliance of nations with shared values seeking to protect their security but at the same time adapt to a new international environment. As a crucial aspect, NATO decided to engage outside of its traditional borders with the nations of the former Warsaw Pact and the former republics of the Soviet Union. At a minimum, NATO sought to develop formal relationships to encourage internal and regional stability, and, at a maximum, sought to permanently consolidate democratic institutions and practices. For these purposes, NATO established the Partnership for Peace, which is discussed in more detail below. The PFP, which continues to function and now has 24 members, encapsulates a range of military and political activities between NATO and participating nations. Separately, another significant evolution of NATO’s geographical reach gradually emerged after the former Yugoslavia began to disintegrate in the early 1990s. NATO eventually intervened twice militarily in the Balkans, primarily for humanitarian reasons but also to prevent a widening of the conflict. In addition, NATO established the Mediterranean Dialogue (which includes seven North African and Middle Eastern nations) and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (which includes four Persian Gulf states as members) as forums for political-military discussion and the development of military-related projects.

Need to prevent regional instability-hard to stop when upset and if unstable, destroys peace and economic stability

Blank 2000 (Stephen, professor at the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College. American Grand Strategy and the Transcaspian Region, “U.S. Military Engagement with Transcaucasia and Central Asia,” World Affairs) MJ

If real peace, true independence, economic stability, and the future prosperity that depends on those three factors are to endure, political stability must take root. Unfortunately, most factors here work against long-term stability. The linkage between authoritarian, personalist government and violence is a profound structural cause for regional unrest and ethnic violence. Once that violence begins, it is hard to stop for two reasons. First, ethnic wars where land, sovereignty, and the integrity of the state and of the government are at stake are intrinsically harder to stop, even more so than civil wars.81 Second, foreign powers are almost certain to try to exploit conflict and perhaps prolong it to their own advantage.

NATO Good-Peacekeeping Operations

NATO teams up with other nations to improve the ability of peace keeping and crisis management operations

Weinrod 8 (W. Bruce Weinrod, US Defense Advisor for the US Mission to NATO, “NATO and Asia’s Changing Relationship,” East Asia Foundation, 3(3), http://globalasia.org/articles/issue7/iss7_11.html) MJ

A key NATO objective with respect to Asia is to enhance national military capabilities of friendly countries so as to ensure that Asian nations choosing to engage with NATO will have military forces that can operate effectively with the military forces of NATO allies. NATO is seeking to accomplish this by developing a broad web of relationships with interested nations. As a result, NATO has worked with Central Asian nations on non-Afghanistan projects. One area of focus has been interoperability, with the goal of improving the ability of these nations to support NATO-led peacekeeping and crisis management operations. For example, Kazakhstan has created a battalion and a brigade with the help of NATO forces and plans to establish a PFP Training/Education Center. In addition, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have declared a number of units available for possible participation in NATO operations. Another distinct but important area of cooperation has been disaster preparedness and response, known as Civil Emergency Planning in NATO parlance. Activities in this area included exercises in disaster-response hosted by Uzbekistan in 2003. Finally, there has been collaboration in the fields of science and the environment through the NATO Science for Peace and Security Program. That program led to the development of a Virtual Silk Highway project to improve access to the Internet in Central Asia through a satellite-based network, and provided grants to Central Asian partners to improve the security of telecommunications facilities.
Peacekeeping Operations prevent internal violence and lessen the effects of war

ACT 95 (The Center for Advanced command Concepts and Technology, “Operations Other Than War (OOTW):

The Technological Dimension,” http://www.dodccrp.org/files/Center_OOTW.pdf) MJ

OOTW includes peace operations, as well as a wide range of other non-traditional military operations. The U.S. Army's Field Manual 100-5 defines OOTW as consisting of "support to U.S., state, and local governments, disaster relief, nation assistance, drug interdiction, peacekeeping, support for insurgencies and counterinsurgencies, noncombatant evacuation, and peace enforcement." Peace operations, particularly those conducted under the auspices of the UN Charter, have become more common in the post- Cold War world. Because of its training and culture, the U.S. military has been somewhat reluctant to engage in OOTW. Nevertheless, such operations are becoming more common, in many cases subsuming traditional military missions. There are many reasons for this increased involvement. Some nations and groups tend to avoid direct confrontation with the U.S. military, but they still find ways to challenge the U.S. directly or indirectly. In other cases, internal problems in foreign countries cause conditions that U.S. policymakers cannot ignore. These can include, for example, loss of government control and resulting internal violence (as in Rwanda) or concerns about the possible spill-over of ongoing hostilities (as in the former Yugoslavia). In such cases, OOTW is seen as a way to lessen the effects of war or prevent it altogether. Further, U.S. forces are increasingly being tasked to respond to other non-traditional military missions (such as disaster relief or restoration of democracy).

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