Accession Number:

AD1015750

Title:

Global NATO: Transformation of a Regional Alliance

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Air University Maxwell Air Force Base United States

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Report Date:

2015-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

Since its inception, NATO has been more than just a military alliance. Common security interests have made NATO a political integrator of transatlantic cooperation. While the confrontation between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO and the Warsaw Pact determined the global security agenda, the end of the Cold War left NATO with existential questions about its very purpose. Options for NATOs future level of ambition range from retrenching to the role of a defensive alliance for the security of Europe on the one end, to further expansion of its sphere of interest to satisfy its members security interests globally on the other.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE