NATO: From the Cold War to New Challenges

Founded in 1949, membership of NATO has grown from 12 to 29 countries. We take a closer look at NATO’s political role and the new challenges it faces today. Is NATO, as French President Macron remarked,‘brain dead’?

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.

SUGGESTED READING

  • Ruchhaus, Robert W. Explaining NATO Enlargement (Routledge, 2000);
  • Thies, Wallace J. Why NATO Endures (Cambridge, 2009).

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction, Founding of the NATO
  • The NATO & the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War
  • The Enlargement of the NATO after 1989
  • NATO’s Political Role Today & New Challenges

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a better understanding of the history and politics of the NATO.
  2. Gain an awareness of the variety of ways historians approach the past.
$110 Limited / $99

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03 Feb

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