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1st Edition

Security Strategy and Transatlantic Relations

ISBN 9780415401890
Published July 7, 2006 by Routledge
280 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In this much-needed study of current strategic thinking on both sides of the Atlantic, a diverse collection of leading European and American analysts are assembled to tackle key questions that remain unanswered in the existing literature:

  • how much do new security strategies signal convergence or divergence in US and EU foreign and security policy doctrine?
  • what tangible political and policy impacts can be attributed to new security strategies?
  • what are the implications for US and EU policies towards specific regions?
  • what are the prospects for collective transatlantic action?

The legacy of 9/11 is scrutinized against the backdrop of the strategic thinking that preceded it. In the 1990s, the US struggled to develop a new doctrine for American foreign policy, seeking at various times to promote a ‘New World Order’ or ‘democratic enlargement’. For its part, the EU had tried to underpin its new Common Foreign and Security Policy with a coherent set of ‘European values’ – multilateralism, human rights, environmental protection, and poverty reduction – that were best defended via collective European action. Key continuities and changes in these transatlantic efforts since 9/11 are clearly identified and closely examined.


Table of Contents

1, John Peterson and Roland Dannreuther- ‘Introduction: Security Strategy as Doctrine?’

2, Ronald D Asmus- ‘The European Security Strategy: an American View’

3, Jolyon Howorth- ‘The US National Security Strategy: European Reactions’

4, Fraser Cameron- ‘Security Strategy: What Roles for Institutions?’

5, Sèan Molloy- ‘Security Strategy and the "War on Terror"’

6, Anoush Ehteshami- ‘The Middle East and Security Strategy’

7, Luke March- ‘Security Strategy and the "Russia problem"’

8, Alyson J. K. Bailes- ‘China and Security Strategy’

9, Chad Damro- ‘Security Strategy and the Arms Industry’

10, Annika Bergman and John Peterson- ‘Security strategy, ESDP, and non-aligned states’

11, James H. Wyllie- ‘Measuring Up: the Strategies as Strategy’

12, Roland Dannreuther and John Peterson- ‘Conclusion: Alliance Dead or Alive?’

Appendix 1 The National Security Strategy of the United States

Appendix 2 The European Security Strategy

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Roland Dannreuther is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. John Peterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Edinburgh.