June 23, 2008

Armenian edition of Ronald Asmus’s “Opening NATO’s Door” presented


The presentation of the Armenian edition of famous U.S. scholar and former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ronald Asmus’s “Opening NATO’s Door” book took place in Yerevan June 23.

The presentation was held within the framework of “NATO Week”. The book is published in Armenian by the Armenian Center for Transatlantic Initiative (ACTI), which is the operator of the Information Center on NATO in Armenia.

The means for translating and publishing the book were allocated by the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian governments.

The book tells about the processes of NATO enlargement - Ronald Asmus is considered one of the “intellectual architects” of the Alliance’s enlargement policy, who also participated practically in its implementation, occupying the position of the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in Clinton Administration.

The U.S. Charge D’Affaires in Armenia Joseph Pennington and the Representative of the Latvian Delegation in NATO Svetlana Araslanova made speeches at the presentation.

Joseph Pennington stressed that the presentation of Ronald Asmus’s book “is a very good start for NATO Week in Armenia”.

Svetlana Araslanova noted that “the lack of information often becomes a reason of misunderstanding between countries, and this is why the participation in this project was very important for the Baltic States”.