This book, first published in 1986, analyses a number of emerging, enduring and neglected issues that affected European security and the stability of the Atlantic Alliance at the end of the Cold War. It provides a comprehensive review of the major political, social and economic issues that shaped the course of European security. It offers a thorough assessment of such critical questions as European views of the US Strategic Defense Initiative, the contribution of new technologies and tactics to NATO’s conventional defence capabilities, and domestic factors that influenced security policy. It also provides original analysis of a number of issues, such as economic dimensions of security, the quest for a European defence identity, and protection of Western interests outside the NATO area. It provides a review of the nuclear question and of the German security debate in the aftermath of the initial US INF missile deployments.
1. Introduction: the Changing Elements of European Security Stephen J. Flanagan and Fer Osler Hampson Part 1. Military Dimensions 2. European Nuclear Security: Beyond Current Dilemmas Jay Kosminsky 3. SDI’s Implications for Europe: Strategy, Politics and Technology Ivo H. Daadler and Lynn Page Whittaker 4. Emerging Technologies and the Security of Western Europe John A. Burgess 5. NATO’s Conventional Defence Choices in the 1980s Stephen J. Flanagan Part 2. Political Dimensions 6. The German Search for Security Jeffrey Boutwell 7. Reassurance, Consensus and Controversy: The Domestic Dilemmas of European Defence Philip A.G. Sabin 8. The Potential Contributions of Arms Control John Borawski 9. Is There An Alternative to NATO? Fen Osler Hampson Part 3. Neglected Dimensions 10. European Economic Security Boyce Greer 11. Armed Neutrality: Its Application and Future Wolfgang Danspeckgruber 12. Regional Security and the Out-of-Area Problem Charles A. Kupchan 13. Conclusion: Managing the Trans-Atlantic Partnership Fen Osler Hampson and Stephen J. Flanagan