History of the relations between NATO and Russia goes as far as the beginning of the NATO itself. How has it evolve over the years? What have been the biggest milestones in their relationship? How these events changed the way the NATO and Russia interact?
The beginning of NATO is indisputably related to the interaction of Western countries and Soviet Union. At that time their relations were extremely tense and over the years they came from cautiously peaceful period and almost a partnership to the moments of dangerous unrest.
This topic covers the NATO from its very beginning in the Cold War, across the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Russia’s major task to deal with losing its territory as well as the influence in the former Eastern bloc, to the current Ukraine crisis. It focuses on how these tasks affected Russia’s relations with NATO, covers its cooperation during the years after the fall of the Iron Curtain and various disputes as well. It should give the ambassadors basic knowledge over the issue and prepare them for upcoming negotiations.