Document Type : Research Paper


1 Professor; International Relations, Allameh Tabataba’I University

2 PhD Student; International Relations, Allameh Tabataba’I University


By the end of the Cold War many believed that the NATO’s life was over and with disappearance of the Soviet Union, NATO has no reason to continue its existence. In contrast, other analysts pointed to the reshaping of the international system, followed by the emergence of new threats as the main reasons supporting NATO’s survival after the Cold War. Keeping this intro in mind, the main argument of this research is that the necessity for keeping the balance of power in the form of balance of new threats, is the most important argument that will justify NATO’s survival after the Cold War.


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Volume 47, Issue 3
July 2017
Pages 667-682
  • Receive Date: 29 November 2016
  • Revise Date: 23 November 2016
  • Accept Date: 26 February 2017
  • First Publish Date: 23 September 2017