Nato Enlargement During the Cold War analyzes the historical experience surrounding Nato enlargement. Features include the role and influence of external factors, the dynamics of intra-alliance debate, and a taxonomy of membership. Most important, however, is the conclusion that NATO expansion was never drawn solely by Cold War factors, giving insight into why NATO survived the end of the Cold War.
About the Author
Mark Smith works at the Mountbatten Centre for the International Studies Department of Politics, University of Southampton.
Table of ContentsDedication Acknowledgements Introduction The North Atlantic Treaty in Context The Membership Question and Neo-Enlargement 1948-9 The Accession of Greece and Turkey The Federal Republic and NATO 19 Spain Joins the Alliance 1982-6 Conclusions Bibliography Index