Accession Number:

ADA561352

Title:

NATO's Relevance in the Twenty-First Century

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union in 1991 marked the beginning of a new era for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO. Left without a common enemy, many wondered if NATO still had purpose or relevance. When the world entered into the 21st Century, the entire environment had changed again. The effects of globalization the threats of failed states, failing states, and nonstate actors the rise of global terrorism and the worlds economic crisis dictated that NATO had to adapt. This research paper analyzes the threats the world faces today, and the evolution of NATO into a global security mission. I maintain that NATO is as relevant if not more so in the 21st century as it was during the Cold War.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE