As Europe has become more unified and more democratic, NATO has assumed different layers of significance in the global security environment. This work argues that a careful analysis of NATO's global focus suggests that it is not the nature of NATO's mission that has changed, but rather its scope.
Rebecca R. Moore is Associate Professor of Political Science at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she chairs the Global Studies program. She teaches courses in U.S. foreign policy, international relations, and international security and she has published previously on NATO, U.S. human rights policy, and the promotion of civil society in China. She held a NATO-EAPC Fellowship from 2001 to 2003.