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.
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.
Divided West makes a unique contribution to a vast literature on transatlantic relations. Rather than complaining how bad things are, the authors offer a lucid theoretical framework in which the current transatlantic imbroglio is clinically dissected. It is clearly the most thorough and thought–provoking book available in the field.Peter van Ham, Clingendael Institute, The Hague
This book makes uneasy but essential reading for Atlanticists and Europeanists. At the interface of theory and policy, this superb analysis plunges deep into the divide that is today′s West and pulls no punches about the implications of strategic dissonance. It is quite simply a must read for anyone who cares deeply about the West and Europe′s place within it.Julian Lindley–French, Centre for Applied Policy, University of Munich