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1st Edition

Semialignment and Western Security

Edited By

Nils Ørvik

ISBN 9780367633899
Published June 15, 2022 by Routledge
298 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1986, is a major study of semialignment and a review of the individual nations within NATO to which the model could be applied. Towards the end of the Cold War, there arose within NATO this intermediate category between alignment and nonalignment, whereby a member state enjoyed the status and facilities of NATO membership while disassociating itself from certain NATO programmes. This book analyses the phenomenon, and the possibility that it weakened the credibility of NATO deterrence and the defence posture versus the Soviet Union.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Nils Ørvik  2. Denmark: Half-Hearted Partner Carsten Holbraad  3. Greece: From Compliance to Self-Assertion Constantine Melakopides  4. The Netherlands: Social Democrats and Security Policy Ruud Koole and Paul Lucardie  5. Canada Hugh Thorburn and Christopher Rose  6. Canada: Government Policy Towards NATO Christopher Rose  7. The New Democratic Party and National Defence Hugh Thorburn  8. Norway: Deterrence Versus Nonprovocation Nils Ørvik  9. Semialignment and Western Security: Two Views  9.1 Noninterference and NATO Neutralism Nils Ørvik  9.2 The Reality of Semialignment Carsten Holbraad, Ruud Koole, Paul Lucardie, Constantine Melakopides, Christopher Rose and Hugh Thorburn

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