- The Federation sign a non-aggression pact with the Dominion. Dominion vessels are allowed back into the Alpha Quadrant, but only when accompanied by a Starfleet starship. General trade begins with the Karemma, the major economic power in the Dominion.
- The Cardassian Union refuses to recognise the non-aggression pact the Federation signed with the Dominion. They vow to destroy any Dominion ship they come across regardless of the Federation.