The US Commitment to NATO in the Post-Cold War Period

Authors: Song, Yanan

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  • Offers new insight into the economic pressures of and domestic US debates about post-War on Terror interventions of the Obama administration through an analysis of the Libyan mission
  • Presents a variety of theoretical approaches - alliance theory, bureaucratic politics theory, realism/liberalism - to explain why the US remains committed to the NATO alliance in the post-Cold War era
  • Speaks to academics and scholars, as well as contemporary commentators in the media and interested parties
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This book examines the continuing US commitments to NATO in the post-Cold War era. The initial focus is on the recommitment decisions of the Clinton administration. It also extensively explores the US operations in Kosovo, Afghanistan and, in particular, Libya. The case study on Libya is especially important in exploring the Obama administration’s understanding of the purpose of NATO in the context of current economic pressures, domestic US debates about post-War on Terror interventions, and of increasing American preoccupation with Pacific rather than European security. The author utilises substantial archival research and interviews with policymakers and academics, including Ambassador Kethleen Stephens, former Special Assistant to the President Stephen J. Flanagan, and former Director for Non-proliferation at National Security Council Robert S. Litwak. This book is ideal for postgraduate researchers and academics in US foreign policy, foreign policy decision-making, transatlantic relations and NATO, as well as a great use to undergraduate students.

 

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Yanan Song received her PhD from the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University, UK.

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“This highly original text makes an important contribution. Well-structured and with clear arguments, it is both authoritative and readable. Strongly recommended.” (Dr Christopher M. Davidson, Reader in Middle East Politics in the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, UK)

“The U.S. security relationship with Europe is an issue of considerable importance for European order. This book provides a cogent analysis of the American commitment to the NATO alliance over the last quarter of a century, from the end of the Cold War to the Ukraine crisis. Yanan Song provides a systematic and thorough study of the wellsprings of U.S. thinking towards NATO and its European allies.” (Professor Adrian G. V. Hyde-Price, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The US Commitment to NATO in the Post-Cold War Period
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33548-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33548-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33547-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81543-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 263
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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