"Revisiting the 'Broken Promise' Controversy: Post-Cold War NATO Expansion, Thirty Years On"

24. Brown Bag Breakfast mit Prof. Dr. Mary Elise Sarotte

Mi, 6.11.2019, 9:30
Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg
Zimmerstraße 56
10117 Berlin


Nur auf Einladung.

Vortrag in englischer Sprache.

As Russian President Vladimir Putin pursues a more assertive policy toward the West, one of his primary grievances is that NATO enlarged despite 1990 assurances to the contrary. At the end of the Cold War, did Washington in fact promise Moscow that it would refrain from expanding NATO eastward? Russia says yes; the US says no; what does the evidence say? Professor Sarotte, a historian, has conducted archival research and interviews on this topic in the US, Russia, Germany, Britain, and France. In this Brown Bag Breakfast, she will draw on both her previous publications and on newer declassifications to re-examine this controversy and its legacy for NATO expansion – even as President Donald Trump raises the possibility of a NATO contraction through US withdrawal.

Mary Elise Sarotte is the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC and a research associate of the Center for European Studies at Harvard University.