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Divided West. European Security and the Transatlantic Relationship

  • ID: 2638560
  • Book
  • June 2006
  • Region: Europe
  • 200 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
9/11 and its aftermath helped make more visible divergent transatlantic approaches to the legitimacy of military intervention, the utility of coalitions of the willing , the effectiveness of regime change and the use of coercive force within the international system. The Iraq War and the strategic dissonance it generated led many to warn against the danger of transatlantic strategic divorce, and push for transatlantic strategic realignment.

The book is structured around an analysis of five Europes – Atlantic , Core , New , Non–Aligned and Periphery which appeared to have consolidated in this period. It argues that transatlantic strategic dissonance will be an enduring feature of the Euro–Atlantic security environment as it reflects economic and military power differences, the shifting values and identities and the policy and institutional preferences of all five Europes and the US. The book concludes by arguing that transatlantic strategic dissonance and a divided West contains the potential to constitute a viable platform for the constructive management of the global security agenda, as well as regulate relations within this security community.

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About the Authors.

1. The Divided West: Challenges, Obstacles and Dilemmas.

2. Theory and Transatlantic Crisis.

3. Atlantic Europe : The UK, the US and European Security.

4. Core Europe : Germany′s National Interest, Transatlantic Relations and European Security.

5. New Europe : And Transatlantic Relations.

6. Non–Aligned Europe and Transatlantic Relations.

7. Periphery Europe : Russia and Transatlantic Security.

8. Transatlantic Futures in an Age of Strategic Dissonance.




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Tuomas Forsberg
Graeme Herd
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