America and Europe
A Partnership for a New Era
This volume offers the first comprehensive statement by a contingent of leading RAND thinkers on the contours of a redefined Atlantic partnership. In the world emerging since the end of the Cold War, the United States and Europe have strikingly common global security and economic interests. But their ability to advance those interests, together, depends on the willingness of Europe to take on greater responsibilities, the willingness of the United States to share leadership, and the vision of both to form a far more ambitious partnership than the one of today's official policies. Individual essays develop and apply this idea in the areas of free trade; NATO reform; joint "Atlantic" strategies toward the former Soviet Union and the greater Middle East; and other shifts in American and European policies toward one another and the world at large. The work will interest policy and research audiences in world affairs, global business readers, and others engaged in or thinking about America's international role and relations.