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Aspiring Allies

Aspiring Allies

FEAR FACTOR: Membership in the exclusive Western club known as NATO is seen by all aspiring entrants as a security blanket. But for some, the memories of war or the threat of future conflict are more vivid. With Georgia, Ukraine, and Croatia in the running to receive Membership Action Plans -- a key step toward eventual NATO membership -- RFE/RL took to the streets to ask residents whether a "fear factor" plays a role in their countries' NATO aspirations.

See: "Is 'Fear Factor' Behind Your Country's NATO Aspirations?"