Transforming NATO in the Cold War
Challenges beyond Deterrence in the 1960s
Autor(en): Andreas Wenger, Christian Nünlist, Anna Locher, Erin Mahan, Jeremi Suri, Giles Scott-Smith, Thomas Gijswijt, Holger Nehring, Andrew Priest, Oliver Bange, Jonathan Søborg Agger, Leopoldo Nuti
Herausgeber: Andreas Wenger, Christian Nünlist, Anna Locher
Serie: CSS Studies in Security and International Relations
Publikationsort: London, New York
This book is the result of a gathering of leading Cold War historians from both sides of the Atlantic, including Jeremi Suri, Erin Mahan, and Leopoldo Nuti. It shows in detail how the transformation of NATO since 1991 has opened up new perspectives on the alliance's evolution during the Cold War. Viewed in retrospect, the 1960s were instrumental to the strengthening of NATO's political clout, which proved to be decisive in winning the Cold War – even more so than NATO's defense and deterrence capabilities. In addition, it shows that NATO increasingly served as a hub for state, institutional, transnational, and individual actors in that decade. Contributions to the book highlight the importance of NATO's ability to generate soft power, the scope and limits of alliance consultation, the important role of common transatlantic values, and the growing influence of small allies.