What s Wrong with NATO and How to Fix it

In this new book, Mark Webber, James Sperling and Martin Smith explore four key post-Cold War developments that threaten NATO's survival: an overextended geostrategic reach and an unwieldly security policy portfolio; a failure to address ...

What s Wrong with NATO and How to Fix it

NATO, the most successful alliance in history, is beset by unresolved tensions and divergent interests that are undermining its cohesion, credibility and capability. In this new book, Mark Webber, James Sperling and Martin Smith explore four key post-Cold War developments that threaten NATO's survival: an overextended geostrategic reach and an unwieldly security policy portfolio; a failure to address capability short-falls and meet defence spending benchmarks; US weariness and European wariness that call NATO into question; and intra-alliance discord over Russia’s place in the European security order and how to deal with Moscow’s destabilization of Georgia and Ukraine. The authors propose in response a range of policy options that could reinvigorate NATO, but conclude with a note of caution. Alliances come and go and most are cast into the dustbin of history. If NATO is to avoid this fate, it must not only address the major problems that trouble it, but also get to grips with future challenges to alliance cohesion and credibility, from Brexit to the emerging contest with China.

What s Wrong with NATO and How to Fix it

In this new book, Mark Webber, James Sperling and Martin Smith explore four key post-Cold War developments that threaten NATO's survival: an overextended geostrategic reach and an unwieldly security policy portfolio; a failure to address ...

What s Wrong with NATO and How to Fix it

NATO, the most successful alliance in history, is beset by unresolved tensions and divergent interests that are undermining its cohesion, credibility and capability. In this new book, Martin Smith, James Sperling and Mark Webber explore four key post-Cold War developments that threaten NATO's survival: an overextended geostrategic reach and an unwieldly security policy portfolio; a failure to address capability short-falls and meet defense spending benchmarks; US weariness and European wariness that call NATO into question; and intra-alliance discord over Russia's place in the European security order and how to deal with Moscow’s destabilisation of Georgia and Ukraine. The authors propose in response a range of policy options that could reinvigorate NATO, but conclude with a note of caution. Alliances come and go and most are cast into the dustbin of history. If NATO is to avoid this fate it must not only address the major problems that trouble it, but also get to grips with future challenges to alliance cohesion and credibility, from Brexit to the emerging contest with China.

Theorising NATO

(Palgrave, 2012). He is currently co-authoring a book with Mark Webber entitled What's Wrong with NATO and How to Fix It. (Polity Press). Mark Webber is Professor of International Politics and Head of the School of Government and ...

Theorising NATO

Scholarship on NATO is often preoccupied with key episodes in the development of the organisation and so, for the most part, has remained inattentive to theory. This book addresses that gap in the literature. It provides a comprehensive analysis of NATO through a range of theoretical perspectives that includes realism, liberalism and constructivism, and lesser-known approaches centred on learning, public goods, securitisation and risk. Focusing on NATO’s post-Cold War development, it considers the conceptualisation, purpose and future of the Alliance. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international organisation, international relations, security and European Politics.

What s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix it

12 Perhaps the most robust indicator of a realignment of security interests among EU member states, from a focus on NATO to a more regional approach, is the creation of the European Rapid Reaction Force (ERRF).

What s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix it

What is wrong with the UN and how can we fix it? Is it possible to retrofit the world body? In this illuminating analysis, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnosis and cure approach to the world organization's inherent difficulties.

What s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix it

displacement of up to 70,000 people.” Sudanese president Omar alBashir, whom the International Criminal Court has charged with war crimes and genocide, remains a staunch impediment to UN efforts to protect civilians.

What s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix it

Six decades after its establishment, the United Nations and its system of related agencies and programs are perpetually in crisis. While the twentieth-century’s world wars gave rise to ground-breaking efforts at international organization in 1919 and 1945, today’s UN is ill-equipped to deal with contemporary challenges to world order. Neither the end of the Cold War nor the aftermath of 9/11 has led to the “next generation” of multilateral institutions. But what exactly is wrong with the UN, and how can we fix it? Is it possible to retrofit the world body? In his succinct and hard-hitting analysis, Thomas G. Weiss takes a diagnose-and-cure approach to the world organization’s inherent difficulties. In the first half of the book, he considers: the problems of international leadership and decision making in a world of self-interested states; the diplomatic difficulties caused by the artificial divisions between the industrialized North and the global South; the structural problems of managing the UN’s many overlapping jurisdictions, agencies, and bodies; and the challenges of bureaucracy and leadership. The second half shows how to mitigate these maladies and points the way to a world in which the UN’s institutional ills might be “cured.” His remedies are not based on pious hopes of a miracle cure for the UN, but rather on specific and encouraging examples that could be replicated. With considered optimism and in contrast to received wisdom, Weiss contends that substantial change in intergovernmental institutions is plausible and possible. The new and expanded second edition of this well-regarded and indispensable book will continue to spark debate amongst students, scholars, and policymakers concerned with international politics, as well as anyone genuinely interested in the future of the United Nations and multilateral cooperation.

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

His current research is focused on NATO as an actor in the contemporary international system. He is co-editor (with Adrian Hyde-Price) of Theorizing NATO (Routledge) and co-author of What's Wrong with NATO and How to Fix It (to be ...

The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

The armed forces of Europe have undergone a dramatic transformation since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces provides the first comprehensive analysis of national security and defence policies, strategies, doctrines, capabilities, and military operations, as well as the alliances and partnerships of European armed forces in response to the security challenges Europe has faced since the end of the cold war. A truly cross-European comparison of the evolution of national defence policies and armed forces remains a notable blind spot in the existing literature. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces aims to fill this gap with fifty-one contributions on European defence and international security from around the world. The six parts focus on: country-based assessments of the evolution of the national defence policies of Europe's major, medium, and lesser powers since the end of the cold war; the alliances and security partnerships developed by European states to cooperate in the provision of national security; the security challenges faced by European states and their armed forces, ranging from interstate through intra-state and transnational; the national security strategies and doctrines developed in response to these challenges; the military capabilities, and the underlying defence and technological industrial base, brought to bear to support national strategies and doctrines; and, finally, the national or multilateral military operations by European armed forces. The contributions to The Handbook collectively demonstrate the fruitfulness of giving analytical precedence back to the comparative study of national defence policies and armed forces across Europe.

What s Wrong with the Europe Union and How to Fix It

The Council is now quite different to other intergovernmental ministerial bodies, such as the UN Security Council or NATO Ministerial Meetings, where governments meet behind closed doors, votes are rarely taken, and governments do not ...

What s Wrong with the Europe Union and How to Fix It

The European Union seems incapable of undertaking economic reforms and defining its place in the world. Public apathy towards the EU is also increasing, as citizens feel isolated from the institutions in Brussels and see no way to influence European level decisions. Taking a diagnosis and cure approach to the EU’s difficulties, Simon Hix tackles these problems with distinct clarity and open-mindedness. What the EU needs, Hix contends, is more open political competition. This would promote policy innovation, foster coalitions across the institutions, provide incentives for the media to cover developments in Brussels, and enable citizens to identify who governs in the EU and to take sides in policy debates. The EU is ready for this new challenge. The institutional reforms since the 1980s have transformed the EU into a more competitive polity, and political battles and coalitions are developing inside and between the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission. This emerging politics should be more central to the Brussels policy process, with clearer coalitions and identifiable winners and losers, at least in the short term. The risks are low because the EU has multiple checks-and-balances. Yet, the potential benefits are high, as more open politics could enable the EU to overcome policy gridlock, rebuild public support, and reduce the democratic deficit. This indispensable book will be of great interest to students of the European politics, scholars, policy makers and anyone concerned with the future of the European Union.

The M 1 tank and NATO readiness

But the test equipment exclusively can kill you in this operational formula , and that's exactly what's happening , because once we diagnosis what's wrong with the tank , it doesn't take too long to fix it . Our problem - and I think ...

The M 1 tank and NATO readiness


Politics UK

NATO and the Transatlantic Bargain from Truman to Obama (London: Continuum Publishing). Smith, J. (2015) 'Europe: The Coalition's ... Weiss, T.G. (2008) What's Wrong with the United Nations (And How to Fix It) (Cambridge: Polity).

Politics UK

This revised and updated ninth edition of the bestselling textbook Politics UK is an indispensable introduction to British politics. It provides a thorough and accessible overview of the institutions and processes of British government, a good grounding in British political history and an incisive introduction to the issues and challenges facing Britain today, including the European referendum and Brexit. The ninth edition welcomes brand new material from seven new contributors to complement the rigorously updated and highly respected chapters retained from the previous edition. It delivers excellent coverage of contemporary events including a new chapter on Euro-scepticism and the European referendum, an assessment of the performance of Labour’s leadership, the trials and tribulations of the Liberal Democrats and UKIP, and the evolving devolution debate in Scotland, led by the Scottish Nationalist Party. Features of the new edition include: Britain in context boxes offering contrasting international perspectives on key themes in British politics A comprehensive ‘who’s who’ of politics in the form of Profile boxes featuring key political figures And another thing . . . pieces containing short articles written by distinguished commentators including Mark Garnett, Sir David Omand, Richard Wilkinson and Sir Simon Jenkins An epilogue analyzing the turbulent state of UK politics following the European referendum With chapters written by highly respected scholars in the field and contemporary articles on real-world politics from well-known political commentators, this textbook is an essential guide for all students of British politics.

Rethinking the Nuclear Weapons Dilemma in Europe

The solutions would be worse than the problem. It is not a case of “NATO ain't broke, so why fix it?” Rather, the questions are 'how broke?” and “how fixable?” if fixable means susceptible to bold departures that would resolve the ...

Rethinking the Nuclear Weapons Dilemma in Europe


Security Architecture for Europe

Cf. John Silber , Straight Shooting : What's wrong with America and How to Fix It , Boston 1989 . 7. Cf. President Bush's speech on 13 April 1991 in ... Konturen einer europaischen Sicherheitspolitik ( NATO Without an Enemy Concept .

Security Architecture for Europe


Facing the International Energy Problem 1980 2000

There is no alternative to the transportation of bulk supplies by sea. Major Western oil importers — most of whom are also members of NATO — are letting themselves get into a strategic position that could have fatal results unless they ...

Facing the International Energy Problem  1980 2000


NATO Review

It is not automatically popular to make this sort of observation in the NATO context , where we have one of the firmer security structures and more successful institutional strategies of recent times . ' If it ain't broke , don't fix it ...

NATO Review


Ukraine

What Went Wrong and How to Fix It Anders Aslund ... Another major bone of contention between Putin and Ukraine was NATO. President Yushchenko aspired to Ukraine's full integration into the EuroAtlantic community, including NATO.

Ukraine

Ukraine has been wracked by a year of unprecedented political, economic, and military turmoil. Russian military aggression in the east and a legacy of destructive policies and corruption have created an imminent existential crisis for this young democracy. Yet Ukraine also has a great opportunity to break out of economic underperformance. In this study, Anders Åslund, one of the world's leading experts on Ukraine, traces Ukraine's evolution as a market economy starting with the fall of communism and examines the economic impact of its recent difficulties. Åslund argues that Ukraine must undertake sweeping political, economic, social, and government reforms to achieve prosperity and independence. For its part, the West must abandon its hesitant approach and provide broad economic assistance to help Ukraine transform itself.

Hearings on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1988 1989 H R 1748 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs

I think most of us working the problem that have been around understand it . It is not just a beat up session to work on you or anybody else . We really want to know what the problem is ? What problems do they have in NATO ?

Hearings on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1988 1989  H R  1748 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs


The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law

NATO countries, which provide the troops, equipment, and logistics, have the military capability and the political clout to act ... 60 See Thomas G. Weiss, What's Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It (Oxford: Polity, 2008).

The Oxford Handbook of the Use of Force in International Law

The prohibition of the use of force in international law is one of the major achievements of international law in the past century. The attempt to outlaw war as a means of national policy and to establish a system of collective security after both World Wars resulted in the creation of the United Nations Charter, which remains a principal point of reference for the law on the use of force to this day. There have, however, been considerable challenges to the law on the prohibition ofThe prohibition of the use of force in international law is one of the major achievements of international law in the past century. The attempt to outlaw war as a means of national policy and to establish a system of collective security after both World Wars resulted in the creation of the United Nations Charter, which remains a principal point of reference for the law on the use of force to this day. There have, however, been considerable challenges to the law on the prohibition of the use of force over the past two decades. This Oxford Handbook is a comprehensive and authoritative study of the modern law on the use of force. Over seventy experts in the field offer a detailed analysis, and to an extent a restatement, of the law in this area. The Handbook reviews the status of the law on the use of force, and assesses what changes, if any, have occurred in consequence to recent developments. It offers cutting-edge and up-to-date scholarship on all major aspects of the prohibition of the use of force. The work is set in context by an extensive introductory section, reviewing the history of the subject, recent challenges, and addressing major conceptual approaches. Its second part addresses collective security, in particular the law and practice of the United Nations organs, and of regional organizations and arrangements. It then considers the substance of the prohibition of the use of force, and of the right to self-defence and associated doctrines. The next section is devoted to armed action undertaken on behalf of peoples and populations. This includes self-determination conflicts, resistance to armed occupation, and forcible humanitarian and pro-democratic action. The possibility of the revival of classical, expansive justifications for the use of force is then addressed. This is matched by a final section considering new security challenges and the emerging law in relation to them. Finally, the key arguments developed in the book are tied together in a substantive conclusion. The Handbook will be essential reading for scholars and students of international law and the use of force, and legal advisers to both government and NGOs.

Policies and Policy Processes of the European Union

Europe's NATO Problem. Politico. Retrieved from www.politico.eu/article/europenatoproblem-defense-procurement-training-research/ Herszenhorn, D. M., ... What's Wrong with the European Union & How to Fix It. Cambridge: Polity.

Policies and Policy Processes of the European Union

The dynamic and complex system of European Union policymaking is analysed in this new edition of a much-praised textbook. It offers the most integrated understanding of EU policy available. Major approaches to policymaking – including intergovernmentalism, neofunctionalism, supranationalism and critical theory – are presented and supplemented with the authors' own theoretical model, federal integration, to create a comprehensive evaluation of the EU's interests and actors in key policy domains. The text covers the EU's main policy areas – including those on the single market, Economic and Monetary Union, foreign policy, migration and border control, social and regional policies, and the budget – locating them in this wider theoretical framework. As such, it is the key introduction to the subject for students of European Politics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. New to this Edition: - Each chapter rewritten, many extensively, throughout - New chapters on migration and border control, competition policy, and social and cohesion policies. - New illustrative material and many new examples - Each chapter now includes a Guide to Further Reading

Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Are you going to go up and tell the Canadians what is wrong with them ? ... tied to what Senator Allott has said in his excel lent analysis , that somehow there is something we could do , something we could give them that would fix it .

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Appropriations


Hearings

Are you going to go up and tell the Canadians what is wrong with them ? ... tied to what Senator Allott has said in his excellent analysis , that somehow there is something we could do , something we could give them that would fix it .

Hearings


Independent Offices and Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1968

Are you going to go up and tell the Canadians what is wrong with them ? ... tied to what Senator Allott has said in his excellent analysis , that somehow there is something we could do , something we could give them that would fix it .

Independent Offices and Department of Housing and Urban Development Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1968