Semialignment and Western Security

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Semialignment and Western Security

Edited by Nils Orvik
Croom Helm, 1986
286 pp.
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"Semialignment" is defined as the position of states that are formally aligned with NATO, enjoying the full status of membership, while simultaneously disassociating themselves from certain NATO programs. This partial participation is said to be the role of Denmark, Greece, the Netherlands, Canada and Norway, each the subject of individually authored chapters. Among the criteria for semialignment are restrictive policies on foreign bases, nuclear weapons and maneuvers or excursions. This is an interesting and provocative study, although curiously France is omitted and Spain-the next test case of semialignment-is hardly mentioned.

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