With the Cold War over, NATO is redefining its role in a Europe no longer divided, if not fully united, and in the 'new world order'. Can eastward enlargement - opening Alliance ranks to some countries from the former Soviet bloc - enhance security on the continent without alienating Russia and jeopardizing its fragile democracy? Should the Alliance also take on new global missions like peacekeeping, and if so, under what circumstances? NATO and the Quest for Post-Cold War Security offers an array of expert opinion on these questions. Following a foreword by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, specialists on security policy and European affairs, along with officials from countries in the former Soviet bloc, examine the issues in depth.