The US Role in NATO's Survival After the Cold War takes a new approach to answering the question of how NATO survived after the Cold War by examining its complex relationship with the United States. A closer look at major NATO engagements in the post-Cold War era, including in the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya, reveals how the U.S. helped comprehensively reshape the alliance. In every conflict, there was tension between the U.S. and its allies over mission leadership, political support, legal precedents, military capabilities, and financial contributions. Dr. Julie Garey explores why allied actions resulted in both praise and criticism of NATO’s contributions from American policymakers, and why despite all of this and the growing concern over the alliance’s perceived shortcomings the U.S. continued to support the alliance. In addition to demonstrating the American influence on the alliance, this works demonstrates why NATO’s survival is beneficial to U.S. interests.
Dr. Julie Garey is an assistant teaching professor of political science at Northeastern University, where has taught over a dozen unique undergraduate and graduate course in international relations, international organizations, international security, and American foreign policy at Northeastern University, and advises its nationally-recognized Model programs.
Her recent work examines the role of NATO in post-Cold War military engagements to explain the alliance’s persistence over the past two decades. Dr. Garey’s other research interests include effects of alliance relationships on U.S. foreign policy and national security decision-making, alliance behavior, coalition warfare, US military strategy, and American foreign policy and national security more broadly.
Prior to joining Northeastern, she worked in various capacities in both public and private institutions, as well as in other academic roles. She holds a BA and MA from Ohio University, and a PhD from Northeastern.
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