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From Regional to Global Security Provider

Edited by Yonah Alexander and Richard Prosen - Foreword by General Wesley K. Clark (Ret) - Contributions by James Henry Bergeron; Derrick Busse; Georgiana Cavendish; Natividad Carpintero-Santamaría; Paul Dodge; R. David Edelman; Raffi Gregorian; Enrico Mueller; Patrick Murphy; Leslie Ordeman; Raphael Perl; Stefano Santamato; Carrie Shirtz; George Sinks; Bruce Weinrod; Richard Weitz and Michael Ziemke

The purpose of NATO: From Regional to Global Security Provider is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the Alliance’s new vision (the new Strategic Concept) and common security impact – associated tasks to be undertaken within a short and longer term time horizon. The book serves as a relevant and timely study of the most pressing issues facing NATO today – including recent lessons gained. It provides recommendations for consideration and further discussion (i.e., the “what” and the “how” regarding future policy options for the North Atlantic Alliance). The intended audience includes international security policy-makers, government officials, elected leaders, academics, interested professionals, civil society and members of the public.

Specifically, the book focuses on six topic areas. Part I, the Introduction, relates to conceptual and organizational changes, membership expansion and enlargement. Part II consists of emerging security challenges, including terrorism, piracy, homeland threats, cyber defense and information warfare, energy security, non-proliferation and countering WMD. Part III incorporates national and regional challenges such as the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan/Pakistan, the Horn of Africa, North Africa and the Middle East.

Part IV deals with military and non-military assets. It integrates capability development, burden sharing, common funding, ballistic missile defenses and the phased adaptive approach, non-strategic nuclear weapons, and a broad-based comprehensive approach to security. Part V covers multifaceted collaborative relationships between NATO and various governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental bodies. This section incorporates outreach and engagement with Russia, India, Pakistan, and China, as well as with other non-NATO countries, the Mediterranean Dialogue (MD), and the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI). Formal and informal linkages with the EU, OSCE, and the UN are also essential features of such a cooperative activity. Additionally, the expanding participation of civil society and growing involvement of new key NATO interlocutors (e.g., NGOs, academics) have created new international partnering opportunities as a means of bolstering global security through innovative public-private partnerships.

Part VI includes a Summary and Conclusions.
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Lexington Books
Pages: 308Size: 6 x 9
978-1-4985-0368-6 • Hardback • August 2015 • $95.00 • (£65.00)
978-1-4985-0370-9 • Paperback • July 2017 • $49.99 • (£32.95)
978-1-4985-0369-3 • eBook • August 2015 • $90.00 • (£60.00)
Yonah Alexander is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Institute for Studies in International Terrorism at SUNY.

Richard Prosen is resources, reform, and transnational threat coordinator in the Department of State’s Office of European Security, Political, and Military Affairs (EUR/RPM).
Chapter 1: Asymmetric Threats and New Security Challenges
Natividad Carpintero-Santamaria (General Secretary, Institute of Nuclear Fusion)
R. David Edelman (Director for Cyber Policy, National Security Staff)
James Henry Bergeron (Political Advisor, Striking Force NATO/U.S. Sixth Fleet)
Chapter 8: Capabilities Development and Common Funding
Michael Ziemke (Office of Policy and Regional Affairs, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State) and Paul Dodge (Office of the Secretary of Defense)
Derrick J. Busse (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies)
Chapter 15: Summary and Conclusions
Yonah Alexander (Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies)

In this volume, seasoned practitioners and scholars take a hard look at how NATO continues to evolve to meet changing security challenges to the transatlantic community. It's a go-to resource for anyone interested in the Alliance's history—and its future.
Daniel Hamilton, Johns Hopkins University

This very thoughtful and insightful volume brings together an outstanding team of international experts to examine a variety of NATO activities and issues since the fall of the Soviet empire. In so doing, it helps prepare the reader to understand present NATO realities and to make informed judgments about its future. NATO: From Regional to Global Security Provider deserves a broad readership among public intellectuals, policymakers, students, and ordinary citizens who wish to remain current upon the major issues of the day.
Robert Turner, University of Virgina School of Law

This volume provides a rich survey of perspectives on NATO’s activities over the past several years. The expert analysis is both insightful and prescriptive.
Kurt Volker, Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to NATO