Updated: 25-Jun-2002 NATO Review

Spring 2001



Focus on NATO

Alliance news in brief. (.PDF/ 1,57MB)

The transatlantic link today

Lasting liaison
Simon Serfaty places the transatlantic relationship in its historical context.


Steady as she goes
James Dobbins sees continuity in transatlantic relations.

Starting over again
Christoph Bertram assesses European concerns and expectations at the change of tenant in the White House.


Is the fundamental nature of the transatlantic security relationship changing?
Franois Heisbourg Vs Rob De Wijk
Where is NATO headed? What impact are ESDP, NMD and RMA having on the Alliance?


Fresh faces at NATO
CIMIC Reconstruction


Andras Simonyi: Hungarian herald

Great expectations
Andrei Zagorski examines the thaw in NATO-Russia relations.
Understanding NATO
Michael Rhle reviews recent literature on the Alliance.
Military Matters
Defence spending (.PDF/222Kb)

On the cover:

Colin Powell and Lord Robertson face the media on Powell's first visit to NATO as US Secretary of State on 27 February. © NATO

Judging by readers' letters, the new-look NATO Review seems to have struck a chord. This issue contains several more innovations, including an interview feature and a statistics page. Otherwise, the central theme is the transatlantic security relationship, the basis of the Atlantic Alliance, in the wake of the change of administration in the United States. Simon Serfaty, director of Washington DC's Center for Strategic and International Studies, places the transatlantic relationship in its historical context. Ambassador James Dobbins, assistant secretary of state for European affairs, tells in an interview how, despite the changeover, he expects continuity in this key relationship. And Christoph Bertram, director of the Berlin-based Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, assesses European concerns and expectations. In the debate, Franois Heisbourg, director of Geneva's Centre for Security Policy, and Rob de Wijk, professor of international relations at the Netherlands' Royal Military Academy, explore the changing nature of the transatlantic security relationship. Features include articles on NATO's Partnership for Peace Internship Programme and civil-military cooperation in Kosovo. In the interview, Ambassador Andras Simonyi, Hungary's first permanent representative to NATO, talks of the impact of NATO membership on his country. In the book review, Michael Rhle, the head of speech-writing and policy planning in NATO's political affairs division, considers some of the recent literature on NATO. Elsewhere, Andrei Zagorski of the EastWest Institute analyses recent developments in NATO-Russia relations. And Elinor Sloan of the Directorate of Strategic Analysis at Canada's National Defence Headquarters examines NATO force mobility and deployability. Statistics illustrating NATO's defence expenditure round out the issue.

Christopher Bennett


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