The history of NATO as a global organization of capitalism

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'Loose cannon' threatens NATO expansion
By William Pomeroy, in People's Weekly World, 5 April 1997. Turkey's crucial membership in NATO although governed by an anti-Western Islamic fundamentalist coalition. [Extension beyond Europe represents a major turning point in NATO's imperial function].
China watches as Russia cosies up to NATO
DAWN, 30 May 2000. Beijing is watching warily as Moscow cosies up with its old foe NATO, concerned that Russia's newly forged alliance could in the long run bring the US-led coalition right up to China's borders.
U.S. tells NATO not to let up on Iraq
Reuters, 2 December 1997. NATO got a grim warning of Iraq's threat to global security on Tuesday in a presentation by U.S. Secretary of State William Cohen on Iraqi gas and germ warfare capabilities.
NATO admits in public Caucasus and Central Asia are within sphere of its interests
RIA Novosti, 9 May 2002. NATO for the first time has openly outlined its strategy after admittance to the Alliance of Central and East European states and establishing new relations with Russia. The United States and other NATO members take a great interest in expanding their activities to Central Asia.
Nato: seeking a new role
DAWN 30 May 2002. In less than a decade, global realities have changed dramatically. In Rome on 28 May, Russia and NATO have set up a new forum for security cooperation: the creation of a new Nato-Russia Council, with Russia having an equal voice in key issues, including the war against terrorism, peacekeeping and preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.
NATO studying new 'military concept' to regain primacy
DAWN, Tuesday 04 June 2002. NATO is drawing up a new military concept to define its role in the fight against global terrorism and put an end to its identity crisis. NATO is working to make itself relevant for threats and security challenges that may lie far beyond the borders of Europe that it guarded during the Cold War.
Washington watches over EU and NATO expansion: Auxiliary Americans
By Gilbert Achcar, Le Monde diplomatique, January 2003. The Nato summit in Prague unprecedentedly decided to admit several former Soviet Union republics. It also allowed the United States to reassert its supremacy over its European partners and show how little it cared about dissenting views in Germany and France.
U.S. Official Appeals to NATO for Military Support
By Bradley Graham, Washington Post, 17 January 2003. The U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary appealed to NATO today for military support in the event of war with Iraq. Six potential alliance actions. The prospect of NATO again being sidelined as it was in Afghanistan has renewed concerns on both sides of the Atlantic about the alliance's relevance in the age of terrorism.