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Palgrave Macmillan

NATO Beyond 9/11

The Transformation of the Atlantic Alliance

ISBN 9780230391222
Publication Date November 2013
Formats Ebook (PDF) Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series New Security Challenges

This volume brings together leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic to examine the significance of 9/11 for the transformation of the Atlantic Alliance over the last decade. Blending international relations, political science, IR theory and history, it asks whether 9/11 represents a major transformative event for an alliance that was still grappling with the implications of the end of the Cold War. Examining key topics such as the alliance's wars in Afghanistan, its military operation in Libya, global partnerships, new security challenges, burden-sharing and relations with the US, Russia and other key actors, it offers a unique insight into the alliance's evolution since 2001.

This comprehensive collection will appeal to scholars in political science, international and transatlantic relations, security studies and US and European foreign policy. Its contributors include Tim Bird, Sven Biscop, Magnus Christiansson, Alan Dobson, Trine Flockhart, Bastian Giegerich, Carl Cavanagh Hodge, Steve Marsh, Jeffrey H. Michaels, Magnus Petersson, Michael Rühle, Terry Terriff and Mark Webber.

Ellen Hallams is Lecturer in Defence Studies at King's College, London, UK. She has also been a Research Associate at the Norwegian Defense Institute in Oslo. She has published widely on the transatlantic relationship and US-NATO relations. Her most recent publication is a US Army War College monograph entitled A Transatlantic Bargain for the 21st Century: The US, Europe and the Transatlantic Alliance.
Luca Ratti is Associate Professor in History of International Relations at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Rome 3, Italy and also teaches International Relations at The American University of Rome, Italy.
Benjamin Zyla is Assistant Professor in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has held fellowships at the Europe Center at Stanford University, USA, the Centre for International Relations at Queen's University, Canada, and in 2012 was a Visiting Professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France. He has published widely on transatlantic relations, global governance, and EU foreign & security policy. His forthcoming monograph Sharing the Burden? NATO and its Second-tier Powers examines the burden sharing practices of NATO's middle powers.

1. NATO after 9/11: Theoretical Perspectives; Mark Webber
2. Reflections on 9/11: A View from NATO; Micheal Ruhle
3. A Sense of Return: A Sense of Return: NATO's Libyan Intervention in Perspective; Carl Hodge
4. 'Déjà vu all over again`? September 11 2001 and NATO Military Transformation; Terry Teriff
5. NATO in Afghanistan; Tim Bird
6. Just an 'Internal Exercise?' NATO and the 'New' Security Challenges; Magnus Petersson
7. Fine Words, Few Answers: NATO's not so new New Strategic Concept; Steve Marsh & Alan Dobson
8. Pooling, Sharing and Specialising: The Age of Austerity ad the Euro-Atlantic Security Architecture; Magnus Christiansson
9. At the End of its Tether? NATO's Intervention in Libya; Jeff Michaels
10. Between Hope and Realism: the US, NATO and a Transatlantic Bargain for the 21st Century; Ellen Hallams
11. A Bipolar Alliance for a Multipolar World: NATO and the EU; Sven Biscop
12. NATO–Russia Relations after 9/11: New Challenges, Old Issues; Luca Ratti
13. NATO's Global Partnerships - A Haphazard Strategy?; Trine Flockhart
14. NATO and Interorganizational Cooperation; Bastian Giegerich

Mark Webber, University of Birmingham, UK
Michael Rühle, NATO's Emerging Security Challenges Division
Carl Cavanagh Hodge, University of British Columbia-Okanagan, Canada
Terry Terriff, University of Calgary, Canada
Tim Bird, King's College London, UK
Jeffrey H. Michaels, King's College London, UK
Magnus Petersson, Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway
Steve Marsh, Cardiff University, UK
Alan Dobson, University of Dundee, UK
Magnus Christiansson, Swedish National Defence College, Sweden
Sven Biscop, Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations in Brussels, Belgium
Trine Flockhart, Danish Institute for International Studies
Bastian Giegerich, Bundeswehr Centre for Military History and Social Sciences


'For much of its existence, NATO had a very clear deterrence mission which did not oblige it to move around very much. However, in more recent times, the Alliance has taken on a broad range of missions and in many different parts of the world. Arguably, these missions, extending from ground operations in Afghanistan to maritime operations in the Mediterranean and Gulf, and involving cooperation with a large number of partner countries from across the globe, have made NATO an even more visible and important organization than it was during the Cold War. Yet as NATO's mission in Afghanistan winds down, and as the European Allies confront major defence cuts and a shift of attention by the US to the Asia Pacific, can NATO remain a global actor? Do the enduring strengths of the Alliance continue to outweigh the many challenges it faces in adapting to the new spectrum of 21st century security threats, such as cyber attacks, terrorism, or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction? Do the Allies have the political will and capabilities to address these issues together? As the debate on NATO's future gets under way, this book is the essential guide for anyone - whether policy maker, practitioner or student - who wants to understand where the Alliance is today and where it will be in the future.'- Jamie Shea, NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges
"NATO's capacity for change is once again on the agenda now that its engulfing and prolonged combat mission in Afghanistan is about to end. This timely and important book traces the wider effects of the September 2001 terrorist attacks on the Alliance and how its future remains intimately tied to its past. It masterfully combines reflections on 'big change' with insights into NATO policy issues and is certain to provoke new thinking on the Alliance."- Sten Rynning, University of Southern Denmark
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