James Gow is a Reader in War Studies at King's College, University of London, and a former Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Created in 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization sustained the tense peace of the Cold War for four decades. Now, at its 50th anniversary, the demise of communism has presented it with a new challenge: the development of a strategic concept that can support its future activity.
James Gow has devoted his scholarly career to the study of NATO-related issues. He advocates a new approach called "strategic stability" for the organization. In this conversation, he explains how it works.