Defense of the West: Transatlantic security from Truman to Trump, Second edition

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Manchester University Press, Sep 11, 2020 - Political Science - 408 pages
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Written in a lively and readable style by the world’s leading authority on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and US-European relations, Defense of the West is the history of a transatlantic security relationship that has endured for over seventy years. This latest edition of a classic work looks at how developments inside NATO and European Union member states affect their ability to defend against external threats while preserving Western values, in the era of Trump and Brexit. Sloan frankly addresses the failures and shortcomings of Western institutions and member states. But the book emphasizes the continuing importance of value-based transatlantic security cooperation as a vital element of the defense and foreign policies of NATO and EU member states. At a time of heightened tension and political turmoil, at home and abroad, Stan Sloan’s lucid and far-sighted analysis is more necessary than ever.

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The transatlantic bargain and defense of the West
Genesis of the bargain
The transatlantic bargain revised
The bargain through the Cold War 19541989
Force Reduction negotiations in Vienna author is seen immediately behind
some fundamental
transitions and challenges
former NATO Secretary General 19951999 Javier Solana and NATO
new tasks new traumas
Prime Minister Brown US President Obama NATO Secretary General Jaap
External threats and internal challenges
Can the West survive?
The North Atlantic Treaty Washington D C April 4 1949
Active Engagement Modern Defence NATO Strategic Concept
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turbulent transatlantic ties
meeting in Brussels after Putins reaction to the 911 attacks had led to

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Stanley R. Sloan is a Visiting Scholar in Political Science at Middlebury College, Vermont and a Senior Fellow in the Scowcroft Center at the Atlantic Council of the United States

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