This book addresses the evolving role of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). It seeks to answer whether NATO is capable of adjusting to changes in the forces that have held it together and have made it the centerpiece of the national security strategies of its members.
Part One: Introduction 1. The Challenge to NATO 2. The Foundations of NATO: A Personal Memoir Part Two: Change and Continuity in the Atlantic Alliance: Political and Economic Forces 3. The Political and Economic Evolution of NATO's Central Region 4. Northern Europe: The Politics and Economics of Coalition Defense 5. Continuity and Change in the Southern Region of the Atlantic Alliance Part Three: Change and Continuity in the Atlantic Alliance: Military and Technological Forces 6. The Strategic Realm 7. The Operational Realm Part Four: Enduring Issues Confronting the Alliance 8. NATO and Some Lessons of History 9. The Enduring Dilemmas of the Atlantic Alliance 10. Alliance Nuclear Doctrine and Conventional Deterrence: Predictive Uncertainty and Policy Confidence Part Five: Alternative Visions of the Future 11. Political and Economic Alternatives for the Future of the Atlantic Alliance 12. Surviving Forty: Toward a Robust NATO Conventional Defense 13. The Implication of NATO as a Regional Alliance 14. NATO—The Challenge of the Future