© 2011

NATO: The Power of Partnerships

  • Håkan Edström
  • Janne Haaland Matlary
  • Magnus Petersson

Part of the New Security Challenges Series book series (NSECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Håkan Edström, Janne Haaland Matlary, Magnus Petersson
    Pages 1-17
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 209-224

About this book


NATO has many European and global partner countries. The political and military utility of all these partnerships is clear; they 'provide' more security than they 'consume'. But the utility for NATO of partners also changes over time. This book scrutinizes these partnerships, both from a NATO perspective and from that of its partners.


Europe European Union (EU) NATO Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Håkan Edström
    • 1
  • Janne Haaland Matlary
    • 2
  • Magnus Petersson
    • 3
  1. 1.Norwegian Defence University CollegeNorway
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of OsloNorway
  3. 3.The Norwegian Institute for Defence StudiesNorway

About the editors

TOR BUKKVOLL Senior Research Fellow and head of the Russia programme at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment HÅKAN EDSTRÖM Lecturer and Researcher at the Norwegian Defence University College, and Lieutenant Colonel in the Swedish Army STEPHAN FRÜHLING Lecturer in Graduate Studies in the Strategy and Defence Program, Strategic and Defence Studies Center (SDSC), Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University, Australia RYAN C. HENDRICKSON Professor of Political Science, Eastern Illinois University, USA SEAN KAY Professor of Politics and Government, Chair of International Studies Ohio Wesleyan University, USA JANNE HAALAND MATLARY Professor of International Politics at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway FEDERICO MERKE Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) and Lecturer of IR-theory and Latin American International Relations at the Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina MAGNUS PETERSSON Senior Research Fellow and executive leader of the NATO in the Changing world research programme at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, Norway BENJAMIN SCHREER Senior Lecturer, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies at the Australian National University, Australia

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'A must-read reference for NATO policymakers in the wake of the Lisbon 'partnership' summit, where Alliance leaders resolved to strengthen every existing partnership and build new ones.'

Charles Barry, Senior NATO Research Fellow, National Defense University, Washington. USA

"As the challenges confronting NATO have become more global, the Alliance's partnerships have become increasingly important as well as politically and geographically diverse. This timely volume offers an extraordinarily comprehensive account of the utility of these various partnership initiatives to NATO, to its individual members, and to the partners themselves."

- Rebecca R. Moore, Concordia College, USA

'Addressing a little studied aspect of NATO's evolving mission - its partnerships with a variety of countries from Argentina to Australia - the authors write with admirable erudition and refreshing good sense. Each offers a key insight into the way in which the alliance has tried to reboot itself since the end of the Cold War, with varying degrees of success.'

- Christopher Coker, Professor of International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

"This volume makes a valuable contribution to the literature on NATO, casting new light on a field of study that has received little scholarly attention until now."

- Ellen Hallams, Lecturer in Defence Studies, King's College, London and Joint Services Staff & Command College, UK