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Permanent alliance? : NATO and the transatlantic bargain from Truman to Obama /
by Stanley R. Sloan.
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New York : Continuum, 2010.
description
xvii, 317 p. : ill., maps.
ISBN
1441138056 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781441138057 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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New York : Continuum, 2010.
isbn
1441138056 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781441138057 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
7298915
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Stanley R. Sloan is one of America's top experts on US-European relations. He is the founding Director of the Atlantic Community Initiative (www.AtlanticCommunity.org) and a Visiting Scholar at the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs at Middlebury College.
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"Stanley Sloan, a distinguished NATO analyst, has been thinking, lecturing, and writing about the "transatlantic bargain" for over a generation. In this, his third book on the subject, he has produced a masterly re-examination of the sixty-year relationship between America and Europe. Cautiously optimistic about NATO's future, this authoritative study should be welcomed by scholars and policymakers alike. It will be a valuable text for my NATO history classes." -- Lawrence S. Kaplan, Emeritus Director of the Lyman, L.Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies, Kent State University
"Stanley Sloan, a distinguished NATO analyst, has been thinking, lecturing, and writing about the &"transatlantic bargain&" for over a generation. In this, his third book on the subject, he has produced a masterly re-examination of the sixty-year relationship between America and Europe. Cautiously optimistic about NATO's future, this authoritative study should be welcomed by scholars and policymakers alike. It will be a valuable text for my NATO history classes." -- Lawrence S. Kaplan, Emeritus Director of the Lyman, L.Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies, Kent State University
"Stanley Sloan has for many years been one of the most influential and authoritative analysts of the NATO Alliance. In his new book "Permanent Alliance" he demonstrates once again his in-depth knowledge of NATO issues and his sound, balanced judgements of both the strengths and weaknesses of the Alliance as it strives to adapt to the 21st century security challenges. This book should be at the top of the list for anyone who wants to understand today's NATO." --Jamie Shea, Director, Policy Planning, Private Office of the Secretary General,NATO
&"Stanley Sloan has for many years been one of the most influential and authoritative analysts of the NATO Alliance. In his new book "Permanent Alliance" he demonstrates once again his in-depth knowledge of NATO issues and his sound, balanced judgements of both the strengths and weaknesses of the Alliance as it strives to adapt to the 21st century security challenges. This book should be at the top of the list for anyone who wants to understand today's NATO.&" --Jamie Shea, Director, Policy Planning, Private Office of the Secretary General,NATO
Author wrote Op-Ed "In Defense of NATO" for the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/opinion/29iht-edsloan28.html?_r=2
"No one is more qualified to write a study on transatlantic relations than Stan Sloan. During his professional life at the Congressional Research Service he has gathered invaluable insights in the field of transatlantic relations. He continued his career teaching and researching the subject matter at American and European universities and 'think tanks'. Through careful research and thoughtful analysis, Sloan outlines in a new book the past. present and future of the transatlantic bargain. He convincingly argues that although NATO lies at the heart of the transatlantic bargain, NATO has always been more than simply a collective defense organization. It also represents a community of values. Whether this will be enough to survive the 21st century remains to be seen. He discusses various ideas and opinions to strengthen NATO's viability, putting forward amongst others the idea for a reinforced Atlantic community. Sloan's book is an outstanding study on the subject matter of transatlantic relations. He is an original thinker, an experienced researcher and -- clearly visible-- loves the subject matter. This study is a must both for teachers and students of political science and contemporary history." --Bram Boxhoorn, Director Netherlands Atlantic Association
&"No one is more qualified to write a study on transatlantic relations than Stan Sloan. During his professional life at the Congressional Research Service he has gathered invaluable insights in the field of transatlantic relations. He continued his career teaching and researching the subject matter at American and European universities and 'think tanks'. Through careful research and thoughtful analysis, Sloan outlines in a new book the past. present and future of the transatlantic bargain. He convincingly argues that although NATO lies at the heart of the transatlantic bargain, NATO has always been more than simply a collective defense organization. It also represents a community of values. Whether this will be enough to survive the 21st century remains to be seen. He discusses various ideas and opinions to strengthen NATO's viability, putting forward amongst others the idea for a reinforced Atlantic community. Sloan's book is an outstanding study on the subject matter of transatlantic relations. He is an original thinker, an experienced researcher and clearly visible loves the subject matter. This study is a must both for teachers and students of political science and contemporary history.&" --Bram Boxhoorn, Director Netherlands Atlantic Association
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Summaries
Main Description
This book is an interpretive analysis of transatlantic security relations from the preparation of the North Atlantic Treaty To The Obama administration.
Main Description
Permanent Alliance? NATO and the Transatlantic Bargain from Truman to Obama examines how US-European relations are evolving in response to the many global trends that are changing the strategic environment for that relationship. The Obama Administration has taken responsibility for US participation in the transatlantic alliance as the allies prepare to implement a new strategic concept and try to shape NATO's future in view of these trends and the alliance's experience in Afghanistan. In this light, Sloan assesses whether NATO is becoming the permanent alliance President George Washington warned us against, or if it is nearing the end of its utility. Book jacket.
Bowker Data Service Summary
An interpretive analysis of the transatlantic security relations from the preparation of the North Atlantic Treaty to the Obama administration, this text examines how US-European relations evolve in response to European integration, the relative decline of US power and emerging powers.
Table of Contents
Foreword by the Honorablep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
NATO and EU Mapsp. xiii
List of Acronymsp. xv
Cold War Alliance
The Bargain as a Framework for Analysisp. 3
Genesis of the Bargainp. 16
The Transatlantic Bargain Revisedp. 31
The Bargain through the Cold War, 1954-1989p. 43
The United States and Europe at the End of the Cold War: Some Fundamental Factorsp. 74
Post-Cold War Alliance
NATO Outreach and Enlargement: The Legacy of Harmelp. 93
NATO and Russia: Partnership or New Cold War?p. 129
NATO's Post-Cold War Military Missions in Theory and Practicep. 147
NATO in Afghanistanp. 187
European Security and Defense Policy and the Transatlantic Bargainp. 212
Implications of the Bush, 9/11, and Iraq Shocks for the Transatlantic Bargainp. 241
Permanent Alliance?
Is NATO Necessary but Not Sufficient?p. 267
Permanent Alliance?p. 283
Appendix The North Atlantic Treaty: Washington D.C.-April 4, 1949p. 292
Select Bibliographyp. 296
About the Authorp. 302
Indexp. 303
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