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NATO's Open Door Policy

As the Transatlantic Policy Quarterly, we believe that NATO's recent enlargement and open-door policy are critical developments in the international arena and should be understood by academics, bureaucrats, and the general public. At a time when security threats to its members are intensifying, we believe that NATO's open door policy needs to be better understood, and we believe that it is necessary to discuss what the possible consequences of this policy can offer for the future of the NATO alliance. 

On 23 November 2023, in cooperation with NATO, TPQ organized a panel discussion on "NATO's Open Door Policy". During the panel, participants discussed the alliance's previous enlargement processes, highlighting the phases the alliance went through after the collapse of the Soviet Union, as well as the threats and opportunities facing the alliance's enlargement processes today. The event reviewed how the members of the alliance, particularly the U.S., the alliance's leading member, view the enlargement policy and the possible consequences of this policy.


Opening Remarks & Moderator :  

Pınar Akıntürk · Administrative Supervisor, Transatlantic Policy Quarterly (TPQ)



Mr. Petre Roman - Former Prime Minister of Romania (1989-1992).

Amb. (F) Matthew J. Bryza - Former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan.

Megan E. Gisclon - Managing Editor and Researcher at Istanbul Policy Center.


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