Alliances, NATO, and the Post-Cold War Era

  • Julie GareyEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in International Relations book series (PSIR)


This chapter proceeds in two parts. First, it provides an examination of the existing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) scholarship, in pursuit of situating the contributions of this book in advancing explanations for how and why the alliance persists with inclusion of a US-specific approach. Two somewhat disparate strands of literature endure: the first strand addressing the alliance’s evolution and persistence, and the second strand centering on interpreting US-NATO relations. From this, the framework upon which this book’s analysis is built. Disaggregation of the American influence on NATO reveals its role in facilitating change within the alliance, ensuring the alliance’s survival as well as American interests in doing so.


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  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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