Does NATO have a future?

NATO Reading List


Introductory Reading:

  • Baylis, J., Smith, S., and Owens, P., (eds.), (2011) The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations, 5th (Oxford: OUP).
  • Collins, A. (2010), Contemporary Security Studies, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press.
  • Haynes, J., et al., (2011), World Politics, (Harlow: Pearson).
  • Williams, P., (2013) Security Studies: An Introduction, 2nd (Routledge).


Further Reading

  • Alliance Treaty Obligations and Provisions project at
  • Brzezinski, Z, (2009), “What Next for NATO?”, Foreign Affairs, September/October 2009
  • Carpenter, T. (2000) NATO Enters the Twenty-First Century (London: Frank Cass).
  • Morgan, Patrick (2006), International Security: Problems and Solutions, Washington, CQ Press.
  • Diehl Paul F. (ed.), (2005), The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Interdependent World, (London: Lynne Rienner Publishers).
  • Drozdiak, W., (2010) ‘The Brussels Wall: Tearing Down the EU-NATO Barrier’, Foreign Affairs, May/June, Volume 89, No. 3
  • Duffield, John, (1994) “NATO’s Functions After the Cold War”, Political Science Quarterly, 109 (Winter, 1994-5), pp. 763-87.
  • Jett, Dennis (2000), Why Peacekeeping Fails, (Basingstoke, Palgrave).
  • Kaplan, L. S. (2004), NATO Divided, NATO United: The Evolution of an Alliance (Praeger)
  • Kupchan, C. (2010), “NATO’s Final Frontier”, Foreign Affairs, May/June.
  • Mearsheimer, J. (1990), ‘Back to the Future: Instablity in Europe after the Cold War’, International Security, 15 (1): 5-56.
  • Mearsheimer, J. (1994/5), ‘The false promise of international institutions’, International Security, 19 (3): 5-49.
  • Modelski, G. (1963), ‘The Study of Alliances: A Review’, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 7 (4): 769-76.
  • Mychajlyszyn, Natalie and Shaw, Timothy, (2005), Twisting Arms and Flexing Muscles: Humanitarian Intervention and Peacebuilding in Perspective, (Aldershot, Ashgate).
  • Muldoon James P. (ed.), (2011) The New Dynamics of Multilateralism: Diplomacy, International Organizations and Global Governance, (Boulder, Westview Press).
  • Nye, Joseph S., (2007) Understanding International Conflicts: an Introduction to Theory and History, 6th Edition, (New York, Pearson Longman).
  • Osgood, R. (1968), Alliances and American Foreign Policy (Johns Hopkins University Press)
  • Synder, G. (1997), Alliance Politics (Cornell University Press)
  • MacQueen, N. (2006) Peacekeeping and the International System, Abingdon, Routledge.
  • Rasmussen, A. (2011), “NATO After Libya”, Foreign Affairs, July/August 2011
  • Theis,W. J. (2009), Why NATO Endures (Cambridge University Press)
  • Valentino, B., (2011), “The True Cost of Humanitarian Intervention”, Foreign Affairs, November/December.
  • Wallander, C. and Keohane, R. (1999), Imperfect Unions: Security Institutions over Time and Space (Oxford University Press)
  • Wallander, C. (2000), ‘Institutional Assets and adaptability: NATO after the Cold War’. International Organization, 54 (4): 705-35.
  • Walt, S. (1997), ‘Why Alliances Endure or Collapse’, Survival, 39 (1): 156-179
  • Walt, S. (1987), The Origins of Alliances (Cornell University Press)
  • Waltz, K. (1979), Theory of International Politics (Addison-Wesley)
  • Waltz, K. (1993), ‘The emerging international structure of international politics’, International Security, 18 (2): 44-79.
  • Weitsman, P. (2004), Dangerous Alliances: Proponents of Peace and Weapons of War (Stanford University Press)
  • Western, J. and Goldstein, J. (2011), “Humanitarian Intervention comes of Age”, Foreign Affairs, November/December 2011
  • Tom Woodhouse, Oliver Ramsbotham, (editors), Peacekeeping and conflict resolution, London, Frank Cass,
  • Tom Woodhouse, Oliver Ramsbotham Humanitarian Intervention in Contemporary Conflict: A Reconceptualization, Cambridge, Polity, 1996.



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