Author: Martin Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317997972

Category: History

Page: 192

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Since the end of the Cold War, and especially since September 11 2001, the future of NATO has been the subject of intense debate. This book brings together a group of international relations specialists in order to offer fresh perspectives on the Alliance’s current and future purposes and roles. Rather than revisiting long-standing debates in areas such as NATO enlargement, the contributors focus instead on relevant contemporary issues. These include the prospects for NATO ‘going global’, NATO’s role in the US-led ‘war on terror’ and the challenges posed by the transatlantic ‘capabilities gap’ and the emergence of a military dimension to the European Union. The paradox facing NATO today is that, whilst it is busier than it has ever been before, it still does not appear, to many observers, to have found a viable core role or roles in the contemporary international security arena. By exploring key issues and debates on NATO’s current agenda, this book helps us to better understand the prospects for its long-term survival and viability. This book was previously published as a special issue of the leading journal, Contemporary Security Policy.
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Threat Perceptions in the East and West

Author: Vojtech Mastny,Sven S. Holtsmark,Andreas Wenger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136011900

Category: History

Page: 322

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This essential new volume reviews the threat perceptions, military doctrines, and war plans of both the NATO alliance and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, as well as the position of the neutrals, from the post-Cold War perspective. Based on previously unknown archival evidence from both East and West, the twelve essays in the book focus on the potential European battlefield rather than the strategic competition between the superpowers. They present conclusions about the nature of the Soviet threat that could previously only be speculated about and analyze the interaction between military matters and politics in the alliance management on both sides, with implications for the present crisis of the Western alliance. This new book will be of much interest for students of the Cold War, strategic history and international relations history, as well as all military colleges.
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Author: Martin A. Smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792366324

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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This book offers an original and distinct analysis of NATO's post-Cold War evolution. Unlike so much of the available literature, it is not focused on what in the author's opinion NATO should be doing now that the Cold War is over. Rather, the author offers a comprehensive analysis and overview of the extent to which NATO can undertake new roles, tasks and missions in light of the extent to which it has retained significance and vitality as an international institution. The book's originality also lies in the way in which the author discusses NATO's adaptation within a framework provided by international relations theory, and in particular concepts which stress the role and importance of transnational political processes and international regimes. So far these have been little used in the analysis of military security relations and institutions. The book will be of interest to those researching and teaching international relations, European politics and security studies, as well as all those seeking a better understanding of the post-Cold War survival and development of a key international security institution.
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The Evolution of Post Cold War European Security

Author: Paul Latawski,Martin A. Smith

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719059803

Category: History

Page: 230

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This book looks at the legacy of the 1998-99 Kosovo crisis for European security affairs. It examines the debates about the nature and justification of intervention in the affairs of sovereign states. It also considers the impact of the crisis on NATO and on relations between western states and Russia both during and since Kosovo. Well-known "facts" are critically assessed and challenged. The authors argue that the NATO attacks on Serbia were not a "war," nor did the crisis directly lead to moves to endow the European Union with its own military dimension. They place the Kosovo crisis in the context of the long-term evolution of a transatlantic "community of values" between Europe and North America.
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hearings before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, first session, October 7, 9, 22, 28, 30, and November 5, 1997

Author: N.A

Publisher: Government Printing Office


Category: Political Science

Page: 552

View: 5302

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Troops, Monetary Policy, and West Germany's Relations with the United States and Britain, 1950-1971

Author: Hubert Zimmermann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521782043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 275

View: 6000

Links the transatlantic security system and the international monetary system during the Cold War era.
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The Evolution of NATO's Conventional Force Posture

Author: John S. Duffield

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804723961

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 386

View: 6490

This is a detailed account of the evolution of NATO’s conventional force posture from the beginning of the alliance through the dramatic events of the early 1990s, based largely on recently declassified U.S. and British documents.
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The Evolution of an Alliance

Author: Lawrence S. Kaplan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275980061

Category: Political Science

Page: 165

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Concentrates on the differences within the alliance, particularly between the United States and its European partners.
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Prosperity Or Abyss?

Author: N. O. Kura

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated


Category: Political Science

Page: 248

View: 1565

This volume explores the key issues facing Russia as she lurches from one major crisis to another. Contents: Nuclear Weapons in Russia -- Safety, Security and Control Issues; NATO Enlargement and Russia -- From Cold War to Cold Peace?; Russian Conventional Armed Forces -- On the Verge of Collapse?; Russia's Opportunity to Enter a New Stage in Transition; Russia's Religion Law -- Assessments and Implications; Research and Development in Russia -- An Important Factor for the Future; Russian Economic Conditions and Reform; The Russian Financial Crisis -- An Analysis of Trends, Causes and Implications; Crime in Russia -- Recent Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests; Index.
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The Changing Shape of the Atlantic Alliance

Author: Philip H. Gordon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847683857

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 3362

This timely volume assesses NATO's current accomplishments, continuing challenges, and potential pitfalls. Leading international scholars and policymakers explore three key themes influencing NATO's future: transatlantic relations, the debate over enlargement, and the organization's new functions. Weighing the fate of an alliance poised for renewal or decline, the contributors offer informed analysis and discussion of an organization that has changed profoundly over the past five years and continues to evolve in the face of an uncertain global environment.
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Author: Lloyd J. Matthews

Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute

ISBN: 1584870214

Category: Europe

Page: 148

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Ten years have elapsed since the fall of the Berlin Wall, which served as a fitting symbol for the end of the Cold War. That historic juncture brought into question the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which has served Alliance members so well since its founding in 1949. It also brought into question the rationale for America s continued deep involvement in European security affairs. With the gradual realization that the Russian menace is essentially dead, at least for the next 10 to 15 years and perhaps longer, and with NATO s missions having evolved well beyond the original purpose of territorial defense, debate on both sides of the Atlantic has begun to intensify concerning the vital issue of where NATO should be headed and America s relation to the Alliance. To bring an array of informed voices to the debate, four institutions--the Office of the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies of the University of Chicago, and the Program on International Security Policy at the University of Chicago--joined hands to sponsor a symposium titled The Future of U.S. Military Presence in Europe, held at the University of Chicago on August 4, 1999. The present book is an outgrowth of this symposium. It is not designed to set forth a literal record of words and events in the mold of the traditional symposium proceedings, but rather is organized as an anthology of individual chapters complemented by selected questions, answers, and comments by symposium participants and attendees.
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Regional Defense and Global Security

Author: Andrew A Michta,Paal S Hilde

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472052403

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 7918

Informed discussion of the current challenges facing NATO
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development and prospects

Author: Simon Duke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Security, International

Page: 230

View: 4552

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Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 3825

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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Author: Frank R. Douglas

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313344763

Category: History

Page: 237

View: 8458

American focus on a credible defense of Western Europe -- Considerations for American military reductions in Europe prior to the 1990s -- United States' fiscal cost and military commitment to NATO from 1980 to 1989 -- Developing a new American approach to NATO in the 1990s -- The U.S. military draw-down within NATO, 1990-2000 -- The United States' support for an expanded NATO -- The U.S. relationship with NATO -- American strategies for its Post-Cold War membership in NATO.
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