Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 98

NATO has agreed on a compromise proposal aimed at resolving disagreements over CFE flank limits in the Caucasus, which Russia feels do not reflect post-Cold War realities. This proposal will be discussed in meetings to be held today in Annapolis between US and Russian officials. The US side will be led by Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, and the Russian side, by Deputy Foreign Minister Georgy Mamedov. Unnamed officials told Reuters that the compromise was expected to allow Russia to retain more weapons in this region than now allowed, though not as many as Russia has at present, and that Russian concerns will be met by exempting an area about the size of France from the treaty limits.

Denmark, Romania Support Baltics’ Entry into NATO and EU.