NATO: From Cold War to Ukraine, a History of the World's Most Powerful Alliance

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Yale University Press
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5.98 X 9.29 X 1.42 inches | 1.4 pounds

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About the Author
Sten Rynning has researched and written on NATO for twenty-five years. He is a professor and director of the Danish Institute for Advanced Study, University of Southern Denmark, and the author of NATO in Afghanistan and NATO Renewed.
"Extremely readable. It provides a great overview of what NATO is, why it came about, and how it has evolved. Rynning does an excellent job."--James Goldgeier, author of The Future of NATO

"As NATO adapts and strengthens to deter a resurgent Russia, rarely can a book be better timed or of such value. An understanding of NATO's past is vital to getting its future right. I commend this exceptional book to policy maker and soldier alike."--General The Lord Richards of Herstmonceux GCB CBE DSO, UK Chief of Defence Staff 2010-13

"A brilliantly researched, incisive and magisterial history of the most powerful military alliance the world has known. Rynning takes us into the very soul of NATO to explain how it has endured and why it remains so essential to global security. Rynning shows how NATO resurged to counter Russian aggression, and how it needs to evolve further to meet the challenges of the future."--Theo Farrell, author of Unwinnable: Britain's War in Afghanistan

"The history of NATO is one of constant adaptation and evolution - with many twists and turns along the way. Professor Stan Rynning's book recounts with style and detail a remarkable story. As someone who lived through some of its most momentous moments I can admire the landscape painted here of seventy five years of growth, power and (mixed) achievement. A billion people sleep easy in their beds today because the NATO Alliance protects them. Here they can, and should, see why that has happened."--Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT GCMG, 10th Secretary General of NATO, 1999-2003, UK Secretary of State for Defence 1997-99

"Sten Rynning's book NATO is a master work from a master NATO expert. Rynning skilfully explores the balancing act between ambition and restraint that has been the story of NATO and its nations since its founding in 1949 to the present day. He establishes with neon clarity the core themes of NATO past and brilliantly illuminates NATO's future. Read it and learn. I did!"--Julian Lindley-French, author of Future War and the Defence of Europe and NATO: The Enduring Alliance