Mark Webber is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and Chair (2019–2020) of the British International Studies Association (BISA). He was Head of the School of Government and Society at the University of Birmingham, 2011 - 2019. Mark is co-author (with James Sperling and Martin Smith) of NATO’s Post-Cold-War Trajectory: Decline or Regeneration? (Palgrave, 2012) and co-editor (with Adrian Hyde-Price) of Theorising NATO: New Perspectives on the Transatlantic Alliance (Routledge, 2016). He is currently working on a co-authored book (with Sperling and Smith) entitled What’s Wrong with NATO and How to Fix It (Polity Press) and is co-editing (with James Sperling) the Oxford Handbook on the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
Ukraine crisis is reminding Nato why it was formed in the first place
As Russian troops mobilise near Ukraine’s border and appear poised to invade, so the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation…