In 1997, NATO formally established a historic new relationship with Russia with the signing of the Founding Act on mutual relations, cooperation, and security between NATO and the Russian Federation. It recognizes the necessity of nurturing a special relationship with Russia and establishes a viable mechanism for consultation, coordination, and, to the maximum extent possible, joint decision-making and joint action on common security issues. One feature of this act is a permanent Joint Council. The permanent Joint Council is the principle venue of consultation between NATO and Russia in times of crisis. Just as importantly, this council meets regularly at various levels to discuss all aspects of security issues facing both of the parties. This routine pattern of consultation is built on the principles of transparency and reciprocity. It offers the potential for NATO and Russia to establish a more normal working relationship similar, in fact, to those enjoyed by NATO allies.
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- Nato in Transition
Lt. General Thomas M. Montgomery
- Springer US