This book provides a detailed overview of the debate about the institutional context of Western European security after the Cold War. It discusses various aspects of contemporary European security 'architecture' and explores various aspects of the new transatlantic and European threat environment.
Part One: Transatlantic Transformations 1. Europe, NATO and the ESDI Debate: In Quest of an Identity 2. Forward to the Past: A Long View of the Long Peace 3. The United States Army in Europe, 1995 and Beyond: Determinants for a Dual-Based, Smaller Yet Substantive Force 4. The Canadian Military Commitment to Europe: Political Smoke, Military Mirrors? Part Two: Security "Architectures" 5. Security Architecture in Europe: The Question of Self-Conception 6. The Evolution of European Security Structures: Master Plan or Trial and Error? 7. The Devolution of America's Extended Nuclear Deterrent: Does It Mean the Nuclearization of the Western European Union? 8. Security Politics and Political Parties in a Unified Germany 9. French Nuclear Strategy as National Symbol 10. The Security of Small States in Post-Cold War Europe Part Three: The New Threat Environment 11. A New European Defense Market: Cooperation, Competitive Interdependence, or Divisive Competition? 12. The World in a Grain of Wheat: Farm Wars and European Security 13. The Collapse of the Soviet Union and Its Implications for the North Atlantic Security Community