Open Letter It's Time to Invite Russia to Join NATO

Trans-Atlantic security needs have changed fundamentally in the last two decades. The East-West confrontation has ended, and Moscow now shares many interests with NATO. It is time for the alliance to open its doors to Russia, say German defense experts Volker Rühe, Klaus Naumann, Frank Elbe and Ulrich Weisser.
Russian soldiers marching on Red Square in Moscow. Is it time for Russia to become a member of NATO?

Russian soldiers marching on Red Square in Moscow. Is it time for Russia to become a member of NATO?

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan