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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization

The Enduring Alliance, 2nd Edition

By Julian Lindley-French


182 pages

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Continuing to provide a concise approach to this crucial organization, the second edition of The North Atlantic Treaty Organization: The Enduring Alliance is fully updated to take in the developments since 2007, with key additions including:

  • Discussion of NATO’s place in a changing world
  • Consideration of recent operations on the alliance
  • Evaluation of the impact of the financial crisis
  • Reconsideration of the NATO-EU relationship
  • Discussion of the US pivot to Asia-Pacific and its impact on NATO
  • The implications for NATO of Russia’s action in Ukraine
  • The rise of emerging security challenges, including Islamic State
  • A new chapter looking to the future of NATO in light of the recent developments

Highlighting the continued importance of NATO in the international arena, this accessible guide details the origins, institutions, workings and activities of the organization, as well as contributing valuable insights to the debate surrounding the future of the alliance.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. NATO Redux: 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq and Beyond 2. Facing the Enemy 3. Tipping the Eurostrategic Balance 4. Strategic Vacation 5. The Search for a New Strategic Consensus 6 .NATO Today 7. NATO: The Enduring Alliance? Bibliography and Further Reading

About the Author

Julian Lindley-French is Senior Fellow, Institute of Statecraft, London; Director, Europe Analytica; Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow, National Defense University, Washington DC; Fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, Calgary.

About the Series

Global Institutions

The "Global Institutions Series" is edited by Thomas G. Weiss (The CUNY Graduate Center, New York, USA) and Rorden Wilkinson (University of Sussex, UK).

The Series has two "streams" identified by their covers:

  • Blue covers offer comprehensive, accessible, and informative guides to the history, structure, and activities of key international organizations, and introductions to topics of key importance in contemporary global governance. Recognized experts use a similar structure to address the general purpose and rationale for specific organizations along with historical developments, membership, structure, decision-making procedures, key functions, and an annotated bibliography and guide to electronic sources.
  • Red covers consist of research monographs and edited collections that advance knowledge about one aspect of global governance; they reflect a wide variety of intellectual orientations, theoretical persuasions, and methodological approaches.

Together these streams provide a coherent and complementary portrait of the problems, prospects, and possibilities confronting global institutions today.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Military / Strategy
HISTORY / Military / United States
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Intelligence