The Atlantic Alliance Under Stress

US-European Relations after Iraq


Author: David M. Andrews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139446457

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Can the political institutions of the transatlantic alliance endure the demise of the Soviet enemy? Did the Iraq crisis of 2002–3 signal the final demise of the Atlantic partnership? If so, what are the likely consequences? In this book a distinguished group of political scientists and historians from Europe and the United States tackle these questions. The book examines the causes and consequences of the crisis in Atlantic relations that accompanied the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. The authors' collective focus is not on the war itself, or how it was conducted, or even the situation in Iraq either before or after the conflict. Instead, the crisis over Iraq is the starting point for an examination of transatlantic relations and specifically the Atlantic alliance, an examination that is cross-national in scope and multi-disciplinary in approach.

A Responsible Europe?

Ethical Foundations of EU External Affairs


Author: H. Mayer,H. Vogt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230625614

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 4787

A Responsible Europe? seeks to understand the EU's global role from a distinct normative perspective. It identifies moral principles that could serve as guidelines for a responsible role of the EU in global affairs, and applies these principles to selected policy areas and regional co-operation frameworks.

Trusted Guardian

Information Sharing and the Future of the Atlantic Alliance


Author: Damon V. Coletta

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754674818

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

View: 7757

Clearly distinguishing the role of information in winning wars versus managing crises, this book extends existing models for how breakdowns occur in international bargaining. It incorporates case studies that range from Cold War Berlin to the War in Iraq and offers powerful arguments for a new direction in defence transformation.

Crises in the Atlantic Alliance

Affect and Relations among NATO Members


Author: L. Eznack

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137289325

Category: Political Science

Page: 193

View: 3799

Through a theoretical and empirical examination of the 1956 Suez Crisis, the 1966 NATO crisis, and the 2003 Iraq crisis, Eznack explores the connections between affect and emotion, the occurrence of crises, and the repair of those crises in close allies' relationships, and provides a new perspective on alliances and friendly relations among states.

The Future of European Foreign Policy


Author: Erik Jones,Saskia van Genugten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317967933

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

View: 8139

The future of European foreign policy is of vital significance to the developing world order. The failure of US policy in Iraq has underscored the need for Europe to play a constructive global role. Nevertheless, divisions within Europe over the Iraq war and over the future development of the European Union have raised questions about the potential for an effective European foreign policy—whether organized through EU institutions or via individual member states. This book will consider why Europe should assume global responsibilities, how they will be organized institutionally, whether they will be adequate to address pressing regional and security concerns, and how they will reflect the foreign policy interests of Europe’s major powers. It is the intention of this book to cover both thematic and country-specific issues, ranging from Europe’s responsibility as a global actor and EU-NATO relations to the specific influence of Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom. The contributors come from across the European Union and represent a mix of established and rising scholars. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of European Integration.

Transatlantic Relations in the 21st Century

Europe, America and the Rise of the Rest


Author: Erwan Lagadec

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113630195X

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6653

This book offers an overview of the interface between European integration, transatlantic relations, and the 'rise of the rest' in the early 21st century. The collapse of the Soviet bloc opened up an era in which the drivers and perceived benefits of the US alliance among European countries have become more variegated and shifting. The proposition that the US remains at once an 'indispensable' and 'intolerable' nation in Europe is a key concept in the alliance, as the US remains inextricably tied to the continent through economic, military and cultural links. This work examines this complex subject area from many angles, including an analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of America’s relations with Europe, as well as a discussion of the politics of transatlantic affairs which utilises evidence gleaned from a series of case-studies. In the concluding chapters, the author assesses the likelihood that the West can entrench its global dominance in the realms of "soft" and "hard" power, and by effecting a "controlled reform" that will see multilateral structures open up to emerging powers. This book will be of great interest to students of European Politics, EU integration, transatlantic relations, US foreign policy/diplomacy, International Security and IR in general.

Transatlantic Space Politics

Competition and Cooperation Above the Clouds


Author: Sheng-Chih Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134116977

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 8810

This book examines transatlantic politics through an analysis of 60 years of US-European strategic interaction in space. The significance of space politics for the study of transatlantic relations receives surprisingly little scholarly attention. As a theatre of interaction, transatlantic space politics reflects the vicissitudes of European and US power in the international system. An understanding of space politics is therefore vital in understanding the status and prospect of the transatlantic order. Using established IR theories, the author investigates transatlantic space politics and proposes a theoretical explanation, which is distinct from the conventional wisdom of the transatlantic security community. More specifically, he distinguishes between the constitutive and regulatory effects of the transatlantic security community, an approach rarely employed in other research in the field. Overall, this book suggests not only that the transatlantic institutional pillar requires repair, but also that the ideational factors need to be revitalised in order to consolidate the transatlantic alliance. This book will be of much interest to students of space power, transatlantic politics, strategic studies, foreign policy and IR/security studies in general.

Unipolarity and the Evolution of America's Cold War Alliances


Author: Nigel Thalakada

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137010967

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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Thalakada argues that the principal purpose of US alliances have shifted since the end of the Cold War from containing communist expansionism (balance of power) to preserving and exercising US power (management of power).He also looks across all US alliances highlighting the trend from regionally-based to more globally-active alliances.

Public Opinion, Transatlantic Relations and the Use of Force


Author: P. Everts,P. Isernia

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113731575X

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

View: 8475

This book explores the intersection of the study of transatlantic relationships and the study of public support for the use of force in foreign policy. It contributes to two important debates: one about the nature of transatlantic partnership, and another about the determinants of support for the use of military force in a comparative perspective.

NATO’s Post-Cold War Trajectory

Decline or Regeneration


Author: M. Webber,J. Sperling,M. Smith

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271612

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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Two decades since the watershed of the Cold War, this book investigates NATO's staying power. This book investigates how the Alliance has adapted and managed to attend to new roles and purposes through the lens of International Relations theory. The Alliance will continue, but will remain subject to ongoing crises and challenges of change.

Democratic Transformation and Obstruction

EU, US, and Russia in the South Caucasus


Author: Nelli Babayan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317750616

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Although "democracy promotion" has become a popular term for policy makers and scholars, democratization is rarely a smooth or linear transition. While some countries quickly democratize, others lag behind despite a long period of democracy promotion activities. Furthermore, while democracy promotion itself has been widely studied, there is a paucity of literature available assessing the outcome or the impact of democracy promotion. This book investigates democracy promotion by the European Union and the United States of America, and seeks to uncover why intensive democracy promotion has resulted in limited democratic progress. Exploring case studies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, this book examines the conditions in which democracy promotion is more likely to result in democratic transformation. In addition, it introduces the concept of the "democracy blocker," a powerful authoritarian regional actor that is capable of blocking democratization in other countries. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of Political Science, Democracy, Democratization, EU Studies, US Politics, Comparative Politics, and Foreign Policy.

The European Union and the United States

competition and convergence in the global arena


Author: Steven McGuire,Michael Smith

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333968628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 5446

This is a major new text on the changing relationship between the European Union and the United States in the twenty-first century with a particular focus on the reasons for the contrast between the increasing policy convergence and interdependence of the US and EU on the one hand and their often intense competition on the other.

The Foreign Policy Discourse in the United Kingdom and the United States in the "New World Order"


Author: Lori Maguire

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: History

Page: 342

View: 8477

The goal of this book is to examine some of the major foreign policy debates in the United Kingdom and the United States in the period from 1992 to 2008: from the end of the Cold War and the aftermath of the first Gulf War to the 2008 American presidential election. The first President Bush spoke in 1991 of a "new world order" - which seemed to mean an American hegemony. The United States was now the world's only superpower, although a superpower afflicted with weaknesses, especially economic ones. But by 2008 the "new world order" did not seem so new or so strongly American. The period saw the terrorist attacks against the U.S. of 11 September 2001, military problems for the superpower in Afghanistan and Iraq and, by the summer of 2008, near economic collapse. In all of these developments, Britain shared to a lesser or a greater extent. It is hoped that this book will shed an important light both on each nation and on the so-called "special relationship" between the two. Furthermore, this book is also not specifically concerned with policy or how policy is made but with the debate around policy and the rhetoric used to present different points of view. "The 'Special Relationship' between the US and Britain remains an enigmatic, ever-changing, but still very powerful factor in world politics. As an examination of their foreign policy discourses reveals, from the perspective of culture and values, few Western countries are as different as the United Kingdom and the US. With very few exceptions - the foreign policies of Gladstone and Tony Blair, and Chruchillian rhetoric, unmatched by his supremely realpolitical politics - British governments abhor talking about values and ideals. The British cultural peculiarity is to dismiss ideology and values as packaging, only to be caught by surprise time and again that they cannot do "business with Herr Hitler", or that people kill each other for their values, religions, constructed identities and ideologies. Most American governments, by contrast, have had ideological and moral crusades embroidered on their banners in their foreign policy. There is a convergence with Britain when both proclaim that all they are doing is in their self-interest, but the Americans unashamedly assume that what is good for America is good for the world, while the British discourse, with the UK's decline since 1945, rarely goes that far. As an analysis of their discourses reveals, the 'Special Relationship' is thus clearly founded on something either deeper or more superficial than shared culture or values; this volume sheds light on this surprising fact in most illuminating ways, and Lori Maguire's achievement in bringing together these examinations is praiseworthy indeed." Prof. Beatrice Heuser, University of Reading

Foreign Affairs


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: International relations

Page: N.A

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British Diplomacy

Foreign Secretaries Reflect


Author: Graham Ziegner,London School of Economics and Political Science

Publisher: Politicos Pub


Category: Political Science

Page: 165

View: 2932

With contributions from six top politicians and foreign secretaries including Lords Owen, Carrington, Howe, Hurd and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, this title shows how many of the problems covered in the 1970s to 1990s are still with us - the European Union, war and conflict and the proliferation of international terrorism.

The Future of Transatlantic Security Relations

Colloquium Report


Author: Richard A. Chilcoat,Joseph R. Cerami,Patrick Baetjer

Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute U. S. Army War College

ISBN: 9781584872580

Category: Europe

Page: 116

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