NATO and Transatlantic Security Relations

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
NATO  Sikkerhetspolitikk
Written by

Gabriella Kristine Kattil Bolstad

Tidligere ansatt


NATO is considered the most important institution in the transatlantic security relationship. Its history is marked by continuity, resilience, and deliberate adaptation to an ever-changing and more complex security environment. This chapter seeks to assess some of the key historical turning points to shed light on how NATO has managed to remain relevant throughout all these years, and in particular how have the recent turbulent years in Washington D.C. and the renewed tensions with Russia have impacted the organisation. We will argue that a combination of strong US engagement and leadership with a broadly shared threat perception among Allies (primarily towards Russia) is the combination that continues to make NATO a significant embodiment of transatlantic security relations.

  • Published year: 2023
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Language: English