The European Security and Defense Policy
NATO's Companion — or Competitor?
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The emergence of the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) in the last two-thirds of the 1990s and continuing into the new century, has been a complex process intertwining politics, economics, national cultures, and numerous institutions. This book provides an essential background for understanding how security issues as between NATO and the European Union are being posed for the early part of the 21st century, including the new circumstances following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001. This study should be of interest to those interested in the evolution of U.S.-European relations, especially in, but not limited to, the security field; the development of institutional relationships; and key choices that lie ahead in regard to these critical arrangements.
Table of Contents
The Grand Bargain of Berlin and Brussels
Beyond Berlin: Devil in the Details (I)
St. MÂLO and Beyond
The Three Ds-And a Fourth
Defense Capabilities and the Defense Capabilities Initiative
From Washington to Cologne
The Helsinki Watershed
After Helsinki: Getting the NATO-EU Relationship Right
Practical Arrangements: Devil in the Details (II)
U.S. Concerns Crystallize
Nice and Beyond
The New U.S. Administration
Sorting It Out
Striking the Balance: a U.S. View
Practical Steps: Building a Transatlantic Bridge-Not a Barrier
Looking to the Future
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