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Subject Resource Guide

What's Next for NATO?

December 2013
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL

Air University Research
Relevant MSFRIC Journals & Magazines
Useful MSRIC Databases
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Recent Books & Documents
Recent Articles

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NATO and Future
NATO AND roles and missions

North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NATO and Post-Afghanistan

Useful MSFRIC Databases

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Center for Strategic & International Studies
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NATO Watch
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RAND Corp.
Vox Collegii

Relevant MSFRIC Journals & Magazines

Recent Books & Documents

Chivvis, Christopher S.  Recasting NATO's Strategic Concept: Possible Directions for the United States.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND Corp., 2009.  36 p. (Occasional paper, OP-280-AF)
Book call no.: 355.03109821 C543r

Collins, Brian J.  NATO: A Guide to the Issues.  Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, 2011.  178 p. (Contemporary military, strategic, and security issues)
Book call no.: 355.031091821 C712n

Cuccia, Phillip R.  Implications of a Changing NATO.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2010.  51 p.
Book call no.: 355.031091821 C963i

Goldgeier, James M.  The Future of NATO.  New York, Council on Foreign Relations, 2010.  33 p. (Council special report, no. 51)
Book call no.: 355.031091821 G6181f

Hoehn, Andrew R. and Harting, Sarah. Risking NATO: Testing the Limits of the Alliance in Afghanistan.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND Corp., 2010.  91 p. (RAND monograph, G-974-AF)
Book call no.: 355.031091821 H693r

Joint Air Power Competence Centre.  NATO Air and Space Power in Counter-IED Operations: A Primer.  2nd ed. Kalkar, Germany, Joint Air Power Competence Centre, 2011.  34 p.
Book call no.: 358.23 N864

Kashmeri, Sarwar A.  The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union's Common Security and Defense Policy: Intersecting Trajectories.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2011.  44 p. (SSI monograph)
Book call no.: 355.031091821 K19na

King, Anthony.  The Transformation of Europe's Armed Forces: From the Rhine to Afghanistan.  Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2011.  311 p.
Book call no.: 355.0094 K52t

Larrabee, F. Stephen and others.  NATO and the Challenges of Austerity.  Santa Monica, CA, National Defense Research Institute, RAND Corp., 2012.  115 p. (RAND monograph, MG-1196-OSD)
Book call no.: 355.031091821 N27935

Medcalf, Jennifer.  Going Global or Going Nowhere?  NATO's Role in Contemporary International Security.  Oxford, UK, Peter Lang, 2008.  280 p.
Book call no.: 355.031091821 M488g

NATO in Search of a Vision, edited by Gülnur Aybet and Rebecca R. Moore.  Washington, Georgetown University Press, 2010.  272 p.
Book call no.: 355.031091821 N27933

Tactical Nuclear Weapons and NATO, edited by Thomas M. Nichols and others.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2012.  517 p.
Book call no.: 327.1747 T119

Thies, Wallace J.  Why NATO Endures.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2009.  321 p.
Book call no.: 355.031091821 T439w

The UN and NATO: Forward from the Joint Declaration, edited by Brooke A. Smith-Windsor.  Rome, Italy, Research Division, NATO Defense College, 2011.  127 p. (NDC forum paper, 17)
Book call no.: 355.03109 U58

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Foreign Relations.  NATO: Chicago and Beyond.  Hearing, 112th Congress, 2nd Session, May 10, 2012. Washington, U.S. G.P.O., 2012.  70 p. (S. hrg., 112-601)
Book call no.: 355.031091821 U58nb

Weinrod, W. Bruce and Barry, Charles L.  NATO Command Structure: Considerations for the Future.  Washington, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, 2010.  34 p. (Defense & technology papers, no. 75)
Book call no.: 355.031091821 W424n

More books and documents on:  North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Future.

Recent Articles

Arbuthnot, James.  The Bucharest Summit and the Future of NATO.  RUSI Journal  153, no. 3:40-44  June 2008.

Aronsson, Lisa and Nordenman, Magnus.  The Future of NATO's Asia Partnerships: 2014 and Beyond.  RUSI Newsbrief  33, no. 5:5-7  September 2013.

Boland, Rita.  NATO Priorities, Post AfghanistanSignal  68, no. 3:35-37  November 2013.

Coletta, Damon V.  Deterrence Logic and NATO's Nuclear Posture Strategic Studies Quarterly  7, no. 1:69-92  Spring 2013.

Foss, Christopher F.  Norway Set for Armour Overhaul.  IHS Jane's International Defense Review  46, no. 3:14  March 2013.

Grillot, Suzette R. and others.  Developing Security Community in the Western Balkans: The Role of the EU and NATO.  International Politics  47, no. 1:62-90  January 2010.

Hallams, Ellen.  NATO at 60: Going Global?  International Journal  64, no. 2:423-450  Spring 2009.

Hilger, Ryan.  Modernize NATO for the 21st Century.  United States Naval Institute Proceedings  139, no. 9:64-68  September 2013.

Keller, Patrick.  The Future of NATO: Between Overstretch and Irrelevance.  American Foreign Policy Interests  29, no. 3:207-217  May-June 2007.

Michaels, Jeffrey H.  NATO after Libya.  RUSI Journal  156, no. 6:56-61  December 2011.

NATO Addresses Its Info-Centric Future: Challenges and Solutions Abound as the Alliance Puts Its Reorganization to the Test.  Signal  67, no. 5:41-43  January 2013.

Rühle, Michael.  The Future of the Transatlantic Security Relationship.  American Foreign Policy Interests  35, no. 5:283-287  September-October 2013.

Simon, Jeffrey.  NATO's Uncertain Future--Is Demography Destiny?  Joint Force Quarterly  53:51-58  2nd Quarter 2009.

Sirak, Michael C.  NATO, v. 4.0.  Air Force Magazine  96, no. 10:28-33  October 2013.

Smith, Simon John.  EU-NATO Cooperation: A Case of Institutional Fatigue?  European Security  20, no. 2:243-264  June 2011.

Weinrod, W. Bruce.  The Future of NATO.  Mediterranean Quarterly  23, no. 2:1-13  Spring 2012.

Williams, Michael John.  Enduring, but Irrelevant?  Britain, NATO and the Future of the Atlantic Alliance.  International Politics  50, no. 3:360-386  May 2013.

Air University Research

North Atlantic Treaty Organization & Future


Bandali, Naveed.  Navigating the Future of NATO.  Journal of International Peace Operations  6, no. 3:21+  November-December 2010.

Breach, Jacob.  The Future of NATO.  Breach Your Mind, June 20, 2011.

Goldgeier, James.  NATO's Future.  Harvard International Review  31, no. 1:48-51  Spring 2009. 

Haglund, David G.  "In Considerable Doubt"?  Canada and the Future of NATO.  Journal of Military & Strategic Studies  13, no. 3:1-18  Spring 2011.

Moon, Younghoon.  The Future of NATO.  Harvard International Review  34, no. 3:19-21  Winter 2013.

Nagl, John A. and Weitz, Richard.  Counterinsurgency and the Future of NATO.  Chicago, IL, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, 2010.  22 p. (Transatlantic paper series, no.1)

Rasmussen, Anders Fogh and Daalder, Ivo H.  NATO Today: An Update from Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (NATO) in Conversation with Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder (Chicago Council on Global Affairs).  Chicago, IL, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, September 30, 2013.  1 video + event summary.
1 hour 10 min presentation with summary by Richard C. Longworth.

Razoux, Pierre.  What Future for NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative?  Rome, Italy, Research Division, NATO Defense College, January 2010.  12 p. (Research paper, no.55)

Strategic Concept for the Defense and Security of the Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Adopted by Heads of State and Government in Lisbon.  Brussels, Belgium, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, November 19, 2010.  11 p.

Weitz, Richard.  NATO's Nonproliferation Challenges in the Obama Era.  Chicago, IL, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, October 2010.  18 p. (Transatlantic paper series, no. 4)

Yost, David S.  The Future of NATO's Nuclear Deterrent: The New Strategic Concept and the 2010 NPT Review Conference--A Workshop Report.  Rome, Italy, Research Division, NATO Defense College, April 2010.  12 p.

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