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
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.