Counterterrorism Coalitions: How Should the United States Engage Europe?
Jan 1, 2003
Cooperation with Europe, NATO, and the European Union
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The long-term success of the counterterror campaign will depend on concerted cooperation from European states, but a key question is the extent to which that cooperation should be pursued through European multilateral institutions. NATO has not yet reoriented itself to challenge terrorism, although it has adopted a number of initiatives to improve its counterterror capabilities. The European Union is limited in its military and intelligence capabilities, although it has taken a number of initiatives in Justice and Home Affairs. This study argues that the United States should pursue military and intelligence cooperation on a bilateral basis, and it should increasingly pursue financial and law enforcement cooperation on a multilateral basis. The United States might adopt a more multilateral approach as cooperation within the EU increases. Multilateral cooperation with a strengthening EU would enhance the ability of states on both sides of the Atlantic to prevent terrorism and prosecute those involved in terrorist activities.
September 11 and the War on Terrorism
The Evolving Role of European Institutions
Implications for the United States
European and Canadian Contributions to Operation Enduring Freedom, October 2001-October 2002
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