"Public awareness of the nature and history of NATO is very limited. This volume brings the organisation, its role, and its future fully into focus. It is a timely reminder in a world of growing dangers of just how significant the alliance still is. It deserves a wide readership on both sides of the Atlantic."
—Richard Overy, Honorary Research Professor, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
"NATO in the Post-Cold War Era: Continuity and Transformation confirms Prof. de Leonardis as one of the most eminent scholars on strategic issues and the North Atlantic Alliance. The essays he edited tackle the current and future challenges for NATO from a variety of key political, historic and geostrategic viewpoints. A must-read for anybody involved or interested in strategic, security, defense policies."
—Claudio Bisogniero, NATO Deputy Secretary General 2007-2012, Italian Ambassador to Washington 2012-2016, Italian Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council 2016-2019
"In this important volume international experts explain NATO’s response to contemporary security challenges in the context of the development of the alliance since its foundation seventy years ago. These essays show how NATO is adapting from a coalition with a European focus to one with global reach, able to respond to the varied range of threats in Eastern and Southern Europe, the Middle East and East Asia that have emerged in the early twenty-first century."
—Prof. William Philpott, Co-director, School of Security Studies research theme in military and political history, Department of War Studies King’s College London, United Kingdom
"A tremendously important collection for our understanding of NATO's present situation and possible development, this volume provides the necessary history, both a deep history back to 1945 and a recent history concentrating on the flux in international relations from 1989.The multi-faceted characteristics and potential of NATO emerges clearly."
—Prof. Jeremy Black, University of Exeter. Senior fellow of the Center for the Study of America and the West, Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. Author of Military Strategy, a Global History, United Kingdom
"Massimo de Leonardis has assembled an impressive cohort of colleagues who have produced an equally impressive set of focused studies on the central issues that have faced, and that will continue to face, the Atlantic alliance. Its value inheres not only in the sterling research produced by the de Leonardis team, but also in the intriguing “Mediterranean” perspective of most of the analysts – a perspective often absent in works on the transatlantic alliance. This book will be of value to scholars as well as to policymakers in various NATO member states, as the alliance grapples with the dilemmas of developing a new strategic concept to guide it in coming years. It will be a 'must read' for anyone seeking to understand NATO’s origins, evolution, and future challenges."
—David G. Haglund, Professor of Political Studies, Queen’s University, Canada