NATO: Its Past, Present and Future

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NATO: Its Past, Present, and Future tells the complete story of the most successful peacetime venture in Western cooperation, from the historic alliance's shaky beginnings to its cold war triumphs, failures and successes, as well as its recent enlargement and its controversial involvement in the Yugoslav imbroglio.
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Overview

NATO: Its Past, Present, and Future tells the complete story of the most successful peacetime venture in Western cooperation, from the historic alliance's shaky beginnings to its cold war triumphs, failures and successes, as well as its recent enlargement and its controversial involvement in the Yugoslav imbroglio.
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Looks at the 50-year history of NATO, the most successful alliance system in the history of the world. Recounts NATO's origins, then charts the ongoing conflicts between allies over d<'e>tente and their respective contributions to the alliance. Chronicles the organization's pivotal role during the Cold War, and details the reorganization of NATO in the 1990s and its cooperative arrangements with former Warsaw Pact members, examining the development of the new post-Cold War European-American relationship, and present-day challenges involving Yugoslavia and Kosovo. The author is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817997823
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 563,110
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter J. Duignan was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He wrote extensively on comparative colonial history, modern European history, African documentation and bibliography, Hispanics in the United States, U.S. foreign policy, Africa, immigration to the United States, and the Atlantic Alliance (the U.S. and Europe since 1945). He died in 2012.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Part I The Origins of Nato, 1949-1960 1
The Birth of NATO 2
The Shaky Balance 6
NATO: Organization and Strategy 9
Part II Nato: From Defense to Deterrence 19
The Debate over Nuclear Weapons 21
Quarrels over Burden-Sharing 24
Was There a Real Soviet Threat? 26
Partnership of Unequal Partners 29
National Components 32
Part III Nato: From Defense to Detente 43
Defense, Victory, and Reorganization 44
Imperial Breakup 49
NATO and the New Order in East-Central Europe 56
Reorganization of NATO 59
NATO Enlargement 61
Post-Cold War Euro-American Relations 66
The Continuing Debate over Enlarging NATO 69
NATO's New Members 76
Part IV The Yugoslav Imbroglio 85
Politics in Kosovo 92
Conducting the Air War in Kosovo 94
UN-KFOR in Kosovo 99
NATO after Kosovo 107
Part V The Future of Nato 113
"De-Balkanizing the Balkans" 114
NATO in the Next Decade 118
Postscript 125
Bosnia and Kosovo Report Card for NATO 125
Kosovo: The Way Out of the Quagmire 132
Bibliographic Notes 137
Index 141
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