NATO's Post-Cold War Trajectory

Decline Or Regeneration

Author: Mark Webber,James Sperling,Martin A. Smith

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230004520

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Where is NATO Going? Thinking NATO through Theoretically Operations Enlargement NATO-Russia Relations NATO and the European Union Conclusion Endnotes.

Die Allied Mobile Force 1961 bis 2002

Author: Bernd Lemke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110411040

Category: History

Page: 384

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Die Allied Mobile Force (AMF) diente der NATO als mobile Eingreiftruppe zur Verstärkung der Flanken gegen Provokationen und Aggressionen. Bewusst zusammengesetzt aus Eliteverbänden von Partnern, die nicht zu den Flanken gehörten (u.a. Deutschland), sollte sie in Krisen Solidarität und Bündniszusammenhalt demonstrieren und Gegner abschrecken. Die AMF bildet als historisches Phänomen eine Brücke über die Zeitenwende von 1990 hinweg und bietet eine gute Folie für die Bewältigung heutiger Krisen und Probleme. Bernd Lemke analysiert die AMF im strategisch-politisch-kommunikativen Beziehungsfeld und beleuchtet die innere Funktionsweise der NATO anhand der Geschichte dieses Verbandes. Dabei kommen auch innenpolitische Aspekte zur Sprache, etwa die griechische Innenpolitik für die Übungen der AMF. Da die AMF bewusst als Kommunikationsmittel zur Abschreckung konzipiert wurde, geht die Studie weit über eine Truppengeschichte im engeren Sinn hinaus. Unter anderem werden Substanz und Probleme der Strategie der "Flexible Response" analysiert. Ferner wird anhand des Einsatzes der AMF in der Südtürkei während des Zweiten Golfkrieges im Jahr 1991 - der erste "scharfe" Einsatz deutscher Truppen außerhalb der Bundesrepublik seit 1945 überhaupt - die Frage nach der Epochenzäsur 1990 angeschnitten.

NATO's Durability in a Post-Cold War World

Author: Joe Burton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438468733

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Examines how NATO has adapted and endured after the end of the Cold War, transforming itself to deal with a host of new security challenges. Why is it that despite the end of the Cold War and the almost constant controversies surrounding the alliance’s role in the world, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is still a prominent and vital player in international security? Joe Burton provides an in-depth analysis of NATO’s changing role in the post–Cold War era and its ability to survive, adapt, and meet the needs of its members in an increasingly turbulent, globalized security environment. He offers a historically and theoretically informed account of NATO that isolates the core dynamics that have held the alliance together in troubled times. In particular, he examines a series of processes and events—from the 1990 Gulf War to the rise of the Islamic State—that help explain NATO’s continuing relevance. “This book does an excellent job of chronicling key events that have led to NATO’s ongoing presence in international relations as a key provider of global security.” — Ryan C. Hendrickson, author of Diplomacy and War at NATO: The Secretary General and Military Action after the Cold War

Image Warfare in the War on Terror

Author: N. Roger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137297859

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

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Roger examines how developments in new media technologies, such as the internet, blogs, camera/video phones, have fundamentally altered the way in which governments, militaries, terrorists, NGOs, and citizens engage with images. He argues that there has been a paradigm shift from techno-war to image warfare, which emerged on 9/11.

Political Aspirations and Perils of Security

Unpacking the Military Strategy of the United Nations

Author: H. Edström,D. Gyllensporre

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137008725

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

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This book comprises of a range of case studies of military strategy, based on UN documents, observing and concluding the effectiveness of each individual case. Edstrom and Gyllensporre analyse the UN's military strategy, its consequences and its potential to fulfil political ambitions.

Genocide and its Threat to Contemporary International Order

Author: A. Gallagher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137280263

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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For far too long the discipline of International Relations has failed to engage with the study of genocide. This is despite the fact that genocide holds a direct relationship with the central concepts of international relations: the state, war, power, and security. This bold, innovative and unique book sets out to tackle this by bringing the concept of genocide into the discipline of IR, via the English School, in order to theorise the relationship between genocide, justice, and order. Drawing on a wide-range of primary and secondary interdisciplinary material from International Relations, Genocide Studies, Security Studies, International Law, History, Politics and Political Theory, this book aims to understand genocide within the context of International Relations and the implications that this has on policymaking. Gallagher identifies the obstacles and challenges involved in bringing the study of genocide into IR and uniquely analyses the impact of genocide on the ordering structure of international society.

The United Nations, Peace Operations and the Cold War

Author: Norrie MacQueen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317861795

Category: History

Page: 224

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This is the first introduction to the United Nation's activities during the Cold War period. It combines a history of the UN with a broader account of east-west diplomacy during the Cold War and after. Norrie MacQueen begins by looking at the formation, structure and functions of the UN. Then, within a chronological framework, he assesses its contribution to international security from the emergence of the UN's peacekeeping role in 1945-56 right through to UN operations in the 1990s in Angola, Somalia and Bosnia.

Newcomers No More? Contemporary NATO and the Future of the Enlargement from the Perspective of “Post-Cold War” Members

Author: Robert Czulda,Marek Madej

Publisher: Instytut Badań nad Stosunkami Międzynarodowymi

ISBN: 8362784040


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The central aims of the book is to present, in the form of a collection of papers, a variety of views on NATO from member states “formerly known as new”, and to assess in this context the prospects for NATO enlargement. Therefore, the book consists of two parts. The main objective of the first part is to present how NATO is now perceived in Central and South-Eastern Europe. Papers collected here offer an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the enlargements starting from 1999 on NATO functioning and evolution, roles, tasks and capabilities. The issue of how accession has transformed accessioning states will also be discussed. Last but not least, the perspective of “new” members on NATO’s future will be presented. The authors of the articles in this part mainly come from those countries that joined the Alliance after the end of the Cold War. The second part is devoted strictly to the topic of enlargement. In this part we asked experts from NATO members (both “old” and “new”), potential candidates and other NATO partners (including Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Sweden, Finland etc.) how they view the future of NATO cooperation with external partners in Europe and the prospects for enlargement of the Alliance.

Russia Against the Rest

The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order

Author: Richard Sakwa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110716060X

Category: History

Page: 368

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This book examines how Putin's Russia emerged as one of the great powers, demanding recognition of its status in international politics.

Democracy by Force

US Military Intervention in the Post-Cold War World

Author: Karin von Hippel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521659550

Category: History

Page: 224

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Since the end of the Cold War, the international community, and the USA in particular, has intervened in a series of civil conflicts around the world. In a number of cases, where actions such as economic sanctions or diplomatic pressures have failed, military interventions have been undertaken. This 1999 book examines four US-sponsored interventions (Panama, Somalia, Haiti and Bosnia), focusing on efforts to reconstruct the state which have followed military action. Such nation-building is vital if conflict is not to recur. In each of the four cases, Karin von Hippel considers the factors which led the USA to intervene, the path of military intervention, and the nation-building efforts which followed. The book seeks to provide a greater understanding of the successes and failures of US policy, to improve strategies for reconstruction, and to provide some insight into the conditions under which intervention and nation-building are likely to succeed.

Transforming Military Power since the Cold War

Britain, France, and the United States, 1991–2012

Author: Theo Farrell,Sten Rynning,Terry Terriff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107044324

Category: History

Page: 318

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An empirically rich account of how the West's main war-fighting armies have transformed since the end of the Cold War.

The Future of NATO

Author: Ted Galen Carpenter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135206503

Category: History

Page: 172

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The end of the Cold War has raised questions about the future of NATO. Now that the threat from the Warsaw Pact has disappeared, there seems little need for a Western military alliance of such magnitude. The contributions here offer various views on NATO's future.

Towards Security Sector Reform in Post Cold War Europe

A Framework for Assessment

Author: Timothy Edmunds,Wilhelm N. Germann

Publisher: Dcaf


Category: Security, International

Page: 206

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Security Sector Reform is a broad and ambitious notion that concerns establishing and improving those security relationships and architectures most commonly associated with liberal democracy. Starting from the premise that there is no universally applicable model for SSR, this volume explores the question how best to evaluate SSR in European context and analyses the conditions for determining and confirming criteria of success in this regard. The systematic gathering, analysing and evaluating of international expertise in democratic control, management and reform of the security sector is one of the main functions of the Geneva Centre of the Democratic Control of Armed Forces.

Cooperating for Peace and Security

Evolving Institutions and Arrangements in a Context of Changing U.S. Security Policy

Author: Bruce D. Jones,Shepard Forman,Richard Gowan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521889472

Category: Law

Page: 332

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Cooperating for Peace and Security attempts to understand - more than fifteen years after the end of the Cold War, seven years after 9/11, and in the aftermath of the failure of the United Nations (UN) reform initiative - the relationship between US security interests and the factors that drove the evolution of multilateral security arrangements from 1989 to the present. Chapters cover a range of topics - including the UN, US multilateral cooperation, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), nuclear nonproliferation, European and African security institutions, conflict mediation, counterterrorism initiatives, international justice and humanitarian cooperation - examining why certain changes have taken place and the factors that have driven them and evaluating whether they have led to a more effective international system and what this means for facing future challenges.

NATO Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



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History Behind the Headlines

The Origins of Conflicts Worldwide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: N.A

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Provides background information on long-term ethnic, religious, political, territorial and economic conflicts between nations today.