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Global Power Shift

NATO’s Expansion After the Cold War

Geopolitics and Impacts for International Security

Authors: Eichler, Jan

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  • Offers an in-depth case study NATO’s expansion into the post-Soviet space
  • Sheds new light on the geopolitical and geostrategic context of the expansion
  • Assesses the impact of the expansion on international security relations in Europe
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This book analyses the expansion of The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) into the post-Soviet space after the end of the Cold War. Based on an extensive analysis of the literature and government documents, including doctrines, statements and speeches by the most influential decision-makers and other actors, it sheds new light on the geopolitical and geostrategic context of the expansion of the military alliance, and assesses its impact on international security relations in Europe. 

The first chapter introduces readers to the neo-realist approach and develops the methodological basis of the book. The following chapters provide a historical overview of the causes and consequences of two waves of eastward NATO enlargement. Special attention is paid to the annexation of the Crimea and to Russian hybrid-asymmetric warfare. Finally, thirty years after the end of the Cold War, the book notes a disturbing return to militarization in international security relations. To counter this process, the author calls for a reduction of current international tensions and a new policy of détente.


About the authors

Jan Eichler is a Professor at the Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics in Prague, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of International Relations in Prague (Czech Republic). From 1975 to 1993, he served as an officer in the Czechoslovak Armed forces, namely at the Ministry of Defence. He has published 10 monographs and numerous articles in Czech, French, German, Russian, and English.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook 67,40 €
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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
NATO’s Expansion After the Cold War
Book Subtitle
Geopolitics and Impacts for International Security
Authors
Series Title
Global Power Shift
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-66641-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-66641-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-66640-8
Series ISSN
2198-7343
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 173
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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