The perspectives of academics and practitioners are brought together in this insightful work, which examines the war on terrorism, the Iraq war and the roles of NATO and the EU. The book analyzes the new threats posed by terrorist strikes and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction despite the total failure of Cold War conceptions of deterrence. It also delineates the key issues and problems that have arisen from the NATO and EU double enlargement and from the new NATO-Russian relationship. Casting light on the global and regional ramifications of the crisis, as well as the tensions in the transatlantic relationship caused by the war with Iraq, NATO and the European Union addresses the key policy questions that concern the maintenance of global peace and security.
’Written in the interval between 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq, the book offers a rich variety of insights into the evolving nature of the new international system - one where "state terror" contends with "anti-state terror, but with no clear end in sight"…The book is notable for including a broad presentation of European and Russian views. It is a useful study for anyone trying to gain a longer-term perspective on today's swirling events.’ Professor David P. Calleo, The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Contents: Introduction: alliances, 'War on Terrorism' and weapons of mass destruction, Hall Gardner. Part I: The Strategic Impact of September 11: Asymmetrical conflict: a critical assessment, Marwan Bishara; From 'balance' to 'imbalance' of terror, Hall Gardner. Part II: The Future of NATO: Thinking about and beyond NATO, Simon Serfaty; NATO's 2002 enlargement: US-allied views on European security, Marco Rimanelli; Looking down the road: NATO-EU relations in the age of intelligence and 'age of access', Alexis Debat; The EU and NATO enlargement: a Russian view, Nadia Alexandrova Arbatova; A MAP for Russia, Ira Straus. Part III: NATO, The EU and The 'War on Terrorism': Toward new Euro-Atlantic Euro-Mediterranean security communities, Hall Gardner; Dealing with terrorism: the EU and NATO, Karsten D. Voigt; German perceptions on the 'War against Terrorism' in a historical perspective, Norbert Baas; Six dimensions of the growing Transatlantic divide: are the US and Europe definitively driving themselves apart?, Marcel Van Herpen. Part IV: 'War on Terrorism': Regional and Global Ramifications: Central Asia and the West after September 11, Robert M. Cutler; Russia and the US in the new balance of power in Central Asia, Anton Koslov; Kashmir and a new Cold War, Sten Widmalm; Iran and the new threats in the Persian Gulf and Middle East since 9/11, Steven Ekovich; Preclusive war with Iraq: regional and global ramifications, Hall Gardner; Index.