This title was first published in 2002. This provocative volume explores key aspects of the contemporary relationship between the United States and the European powers as they attempt to address common issues as the international community enters a new millennium. Representing diverse perspectives, opinions, analyses and recommendations regarding the regional and global problems and opportunities confronted by both the United States and the Europeans, the book is particularly suitable for scholars and policy makers alike who contribute to ongoing discussions concerning this critical relationship.
Table of Contents
Contents: American national interests and objectives, Howard M. Hensel; Understanding the European Union's enlargement: the international society approach of the English school, Yannis A. Stivachtis; NATO after the Cold War, Joyce P. Kaufman; NATO, the European Union, and European security, Roger E. Kanet and Nouray V. Ibryamova; Squaring the circle? British defence policy in a changing world, Andrew Dorman; The core and the periphery of European security policy, Glen M. Segell; The multi-dimensional approach of the OSCE in Estonia: assessing the organization's preventive diplomacy role, Maria Raquel Sousa Freire; Non-governmental organizations and the liberalization of global trade policy under GATT/WTO, Zdzislaw W. Puslecki; Critiquing traditional responses to cocaine and heroin trafficking, Joseph E. Vorbach III; Conclusion: the United States and Europe in a globalizing world, Daniel S. Papp; Index.
Dr Howard M. Hensel has been a Professor on the faculty of the Air War College since 1986 and currently serves in the Department of Strategy and International Security. He is the author of several books, and has also edited The United States and Europe: Policy Imperatives in Globalizing World; Sovereignty and the Global Community; and The Law of Armed Conflict: Constraints on the Contemporary Use of Military Force. In addition, he has published over 30 articles and book chapters focusing on various aspects of international relations, Soviet foreign / military policy, military history, and strategy.
’The United States and Europe: Policy Imperatives in a Globalizing World represents a thoughtful, provoking and comprehensive assessment of the key issues confronting America’s relations with Europe at the onset of the new millennium. Beyond that, the work frames US-European relations within the broader context of American national interests and Washington’s global political, economic and security objectives. It does so through an integrated, interdisciplinary approach with both a policy descriptive and prescriptive emphasis. This work represents a valuable contribution to the literature on contemporary US-European relations and is essential reading for policy makers and scholars alike. As such, it makes an outstanding contribution to Ashgate’s Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series.’ Michael M. Boll, Ph.D., Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Hawaii