North Atlantic Treaty Organisation: 60th Anniversary


Selected basic documents and background materials
Hanna Weijers (ed.)
Pages: 622 pages
Shipping Weight: 1000 gram
Published: 07-2009
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058505101

Product Description

Since 1949, the world has changed enormously. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was founded as a defence against the threat of the Soviet Union. Today, with twenty-six members, NATO has a far different agenda than countering Russia. Current troops in different parts of the world are aiming to bring stability and security on a global scale.

The North Atlantic Treaty states that the members aim “to settle any international dispute in which they may be involved by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security and justice are not endangered, and to refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations.” As can be derived from this clause, NATO and the United Nations share a commitment to maintaining international peace and security. In September 2008, the UN and NATO established a framework for expanded consultation and cooperation between the two organizations. This will help both organizations to address threats and challenges more effectively.

This book provides a selection of basic documents and background materials, and includes the antecedents of the alliance, juridical texts and formal agreements from 1949 to 1997 and key policy documents (including the 2008 Bucharest Summit Declaration). North Atlantic Treaty Organisation: 60th Anniversary is of interest to anyone working in the field of international law.