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Alliance Management and Maintenance by John R. Deni

By John R. Deni

The upkeep and administration of the NATO alliance is a fragile balancing act among responding to safeguard threats and navigating the bargaining positions of the member states. This e-book highlights how the alliance controlled to take care of that stability in a space severe to its operations this present day world wide - altering its chilly War-era doctrine and buildings. in keeping with his findings, John Deni debates even if the NATO alliance should be thought of by way of coverage makers to be a political association first and an army one second.Providing new empirical info precious to our figuring out of NATO's post-Cold warfare evolution, the publication deals a special viewpoint on alliance administration and upkeep. It sheds gentle at the carrying on with debate surrounding NATO's function in protection, how the alliance will struggle and no matter if NATO is correctly based to proceed delivering protection for its member states.

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Although necessary for part of the story, security threats are insufficient as a sole independent variable attempting to explain doctrine, structures, and the broader subject of alliance management. Political factors – expressed through member states interests and dependence on the alliance and exercised through intra-alliance bargaining – must be considered as well in order to understand both the process through which NATO changed its doctrine and structures and the actual doctrines and structures that resulted from this process.

Despite the necessity of updating the alliance’s doctrine regarding the military modalities for meeting NATO’s political ends, early work on the LTS was slow going for four main reasons. First, in January 1993 a new American administration arrived in the White House and promptly focused on the domestic issues that had brought it to office. 45 Coupled with the necessity of turning around an economy in recession and addressing other pressing domestic issues such as healthcare, reform of NATO simply did not command enough attention.

16 Sean Kay, NATO and the Future of European Security (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998), p. 32. 17 The NATO Handbook (1991), p. 30. Emphasis added. 19 Expected Outcomes Establishing the utility of employing two approaches to an analysis of allied changes to doctrine and structure, and hence of alliance management, begs the question of what one might expect to see in the end. At first glance, the story of the NRDCs and the path the alliance traveled in arriving at their implementation should be easily explainable by relying on security threats alone to explain the chain of events leading from the end of the Cold War to the NRDCs: 1.

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