The North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Union's common security and defense policy : intersecting trajectories / Sarwar A. Kashmeri.

Kashmeri, Sarwar A. [Browse]
Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2011]
xii, 44 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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Summary note
NATO used to be the world's most formidable military alliance. But its original reason for existence, the Soviet Union, disintegrated years ago, and its dreams of being a world cop are withering in the mountains of Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the European Union's (EU) Common Security & Defense Policy (CSDP) has deployed 27 successful military/civil missions from Africa to Asia in the last 10 years. Through CSDP, Europeans are increasingly taking charge of managing their own foreign and security policy. NATO is no longer the sole and preeminent Euro-Atlantic security actor. But watching NATO fade into irrelevance would be a mistake. It is a tried and true platform to harness the resources of North America and Europe. NATO's future usefulness depends on its willingness to accept its reduced role, to let the EU handle the day-to-day security needs of Europe, and to craft a relationship with CSDP that will allow North America and Europe to act militarily together, should that ever become necessary. It is time for NATO 2.0, a new version of NATO, to fit the realities of an ever more integrated Europe in the 21st century.
"July 2011."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
  • Introduction
  • NATO's declining trajectory
  • Common Security and Defense Policy's rising trajectory
  • The Euro-Atlantic security space
  • NATO's new strategic concept sidesteps reality
  • Structure of report
  • The EU Common Security and Defense Policy, 1990-2011. Background
  • Britain and France change the EU's security equation
  • CSDP institutions
  • The Treaty of Lisbon
  • The question for U.S. policymakers
  • EU's Common Security and Defense Policy in action
  • The Aceh Monitoring Mission (AMM)
  • The EU military operation in the Republic of Chad and in the Central African Republic (EUFOR Tchad/RCA)
  • EUMM Georgia : the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Policy options
  • Ramification of options
  • Execution of policy recommendations #2
  • Impact of policy recommendations.
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  • 9781584875024
  • 158487502X
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D 101.146:N 81/2
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