Integration and security in an all-European order

by James Steinberg

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This paper examines how collective security concepts might contribute to European stability and the limits of this all-European approach. The paper first reviews how the two-bloc system maintained a degree of stability in the post-World War II era and why that approach may be inadequate to meet the current challenges in Europe. This is followed by a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of an all-European or collective security arrangement. It concludes with some recommendations for putting collective security concepts into effect.

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