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Defending Europe : The EU, NATO, and the Quest for European Autonomy - Jolyon Howorth

Defending Europe

The EU, NATO, and the Quest for European Autonomy

By: Jolyon Howorth (Editor), John T. S. Keeler (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th March 2005
ISBN: 9781403966902
Number Of Pages: 247

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Defending Europe seeks to clarify the competing ambitions, the contrasting visions and the trans-Atlantic tensions related to the recent quest by Europe for autonomy in the sphere of security and defense. Scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore the development of ESDI within NATO, the revival of the WEU and the launch of the EU's Common European Security and Defense Policy. Among the issues discussed are the Euro-American capabilities gap, concerns regarding decoupling, discrimination, and duplication, and the complications posed by NATO/EU enlargement. Two contrary conclusions debate whether ESDP is more likely to strengthen or undermine the Atlantic Alliance. This informative foray into trans-Atlantic security and defense issues is a crucial addition to the ongoing dialogue concerning this shifting and evolving relationship.

"'The volume succeeds in highlighting the competing ambitions, the contrasting visions and the transatlantic tensions related to the quest by Europe for autonomy in the sphere of security and defence... The verdict on the European security and defence policy as well as that on the future of NATO is still ongoing. The book does justice to this ongoing debate. - International Affairs"

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Introduction
The EU, NATO and the Quest for European Autonomyp. 3
NATO and the Development of ESDI/ESDP
ESDP, the United States and the Atlantic Alliancep. 25
The CJTF Concept and the Limits of European Autonomyp. 39
The Effects of Kosovo and the Danger of Decouplingp. 61
The U.S.-European Capabilities Gap
The U.S.-European Capabilities Gap and the Prospects for ESDPp. 81
The United States, ESDP and Constructive Duplicationp. 107
NATO Enlargement, ESDP and the Discrimination Issue
Non-EU NATO Members and the Issue of Discriminationp. 135
NATO Enlargement and European Defense Autonomyp. 157
Dilemmas of NATO Enlargementp. 181
Two Contrary Conclusions
Why ESDP is Misguided and Dangerous for the Alliancep. 203
Why ESDP is Necessary and Beneficial for the Alliancep. 219
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9781403966902
ISBN-10: 1403966907
Series: Europe in Transition: The NYU European Studies Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 247
Published: 10th March 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition