Security Strategy and Transatlantic Relations

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Roland Dannreuther, John Peterson
Routledge, Sep 27, 2006 - Political Science - 280 pages
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In this much-needed study of current strategic thinking on both sides of the Atlantic, a diverse collection of leading European and American analysts are assembled to tackle key questions that remain unanswered in the existing literature:

  • how much do new security strategies signal convergence or divergence in US and EU foreign and security policy doctrine?
  • what tangible political and policy impacts can be attributed to new security strategies?
  • what are the implications for US and EU policies towards specific regions?
  • what are the prospects for collective transatlantic action?

The legacy of 9/11 is scrutinized against the backdrop of the strategic thinking that preceded it. In the 1990s, the US struggled to develop a new doctrine for American foreign policy, seeking at various times to promote a ‘New World Order’ or ‘democratic enlargement’. For its part, the EU had tried to underpin its new Common Foreign and Security Policy with a coherent set of ‘European values’ – multilateralism, human rights, environmental protection, and poverty reduction – that were best defended via collective European action. Key continuities and changes in these transatlantic efforts since 9/11 are clearly identified and closely examined.

 

 

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Contents

an American view
14
European reactions
29
what roles for institutions?
9
Security strategy and the war on terror
5
The Middle East and security strategy
24
Security strategy and the Russia problem
21
China and security strategy
11
Security strategy and the arms industry
9
Security strategy ESDP and nonaligned states
8
the strategies as strategy
11
Alliance dead or alive?
OVERVIEW OF AMERICAS INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY
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Roland Dannreuther is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. John Peterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Edinburgh.

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