NATO's Peace Enforcement Tasks and Policy Communities
Challenging the dominant assumption that NATO intervened in the Balkans because of the threat that conflicts in the region posed to European security, this book develops a new set of research questions based on the hypothesis of the existence of "policy communities".
How has NATO managed to survive and transform itself into a peace-enforcement organization?
The author demonstrates there were shifting policy communities in operations that shaped the Alliance's transformation process, arguing NATO would not have succeeded in assuming peace-enforcement tasks without other factors ranging from organisational dynamics, domestic politics and the impact of ad hoc reactions to external events.
Highlighting the role of NATO as an actor in international security, this volume is aimed at academics and practitioners in the field of international relations.
Table of Contents
The Controversy About NATO's Future and the Establishment of the ARRC; The Impetus to NATO's "peace-enforcement" Tasks - CFSDP and the Yugoslav Conflicts; NATO's Role in the Balkans and the Restructuring Debate - August 1992 to December 1993; NATO Use of Air Power and the Establishment of IFOR - 1994-1995; NATO's War Over Kosovo; Explaining the Evolution of NATO's "peace-enforcement" Role.