Håkan Edström, Janne Haaland Matlary and Magnus PeterssonPublisher: Palgrave Macmillan/ New Security ChallengesPublication date:
April 2011Number of pages:
NATO has many partner countries, not only in Europe but also globally. The political and military utility of all these partnerships is clear; they 'provide' more security than they 'consume'. But the utility for NATO of partners also changes over time.
This is the first book that scrutinizes NATO's different kinds of partnerships systematically, both from NATO's perspective and that of partners. NATO experts from six countries (Argentina, Australia, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the United States) give different views on issues such as global terrorism and the decline of the US as hegemonic power.
Håkan Edström Lecturer and Researcher at the Norwegian Defence University College, and Lieutenant Colonel in the Swedish Army. Between 2003 and 2007 he served at the Department of Strategic Analysis in the Headquarters of the Swedish Armed Forces. He is affiliated as Senior Researcher to Maastricht University, the Netherlands.
Janne Haaland Matlary Professor of International Politics at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo, Norway,and former State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Norway (1997–2000). Her main fields are the European Union as a political system, its foreign and security policy, European security at large as well as the importance of human rights, 'soft law', and public diplomacy.
Magnus Petersson Senior Research Fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, and former Research Fellow, Director of Studies, and Head of Research and Development at the Swedish National Defence College. He has published several books and articles on Scandinavian security issues.