"Charter of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization" by Ian Shapiro

Charter of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Together with Scholarly Commentaries and Essential Historical Documents Ian Shapiro, Adam Tooze

Basic Documents in World Politics
Publication date:
12 Jun 2018
Yale University Press
384 pages: 210 x 140mm

Essential documents, accompanied by previously unpublished essays by distinguished historians and political scientists, on the most important military alliance in the world today

The most important military alliance in the world, NATO shaped the geopolitical contours of the Cold War and continues to structure the contemporary international system. The NATO agreement is reprinted here with essential historical documents and speeches concerning the alliance’s founding and subsequent evolution. Accompanying essays by major scholars discuss debates about NATO’s evolving governance, its role in nuclear politics, and its appropriate mission during the Cold War and since. The book is a vital resource for teachers, students, and concerned citizens.

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. Adam Tooze is Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University.