European Security in a Global Context

European. Union,. a. regional. security. actor. with. global. aspirations. Thierry. Tardy. Introduction The European Union (EU) has gone through fundamental changes over the last 20 years. At the end of the Cold War, what was then the ...

Author: Thierry Tardy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415590779

Category: History

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This new edited volume examines contemporary European security from three different standpoints. It explores security dynamics, first, within Europe; second, the interaction patterns between Europe and other parts of the world (the United States, Africa, the Middle East, China and India); and, finally, the external perceptions of European security. The first part of the book analyses the European security landscape. The roles of EU, NATO and the OSCE are given particular attention, as is the impact of their evolution- or enlargement- on the European security architecture and European security dynamics. In this context, Russia's repositioning as a major power appears as a shaping factor of contemporary European geopolitics. The second part presents European security from an external perspective and considers interactions between Europe and other states or regions. Security trends and actors in Europe are examined from an American, Chinese, and Indian perspective, while Europe--Africa and Europe--Middle East relations are also addressed. This book will be of great interest to students of European Security, European politics and IR in general.

The European Security and Defense Policy

also related to the “popular push” exerted by peoples of Europe who were, if anything, even more automatically sympathetic with what the United States was ... However, Alliance security must also take account of the global context.

Author: Robert E. Hunter

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833032283

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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The emergence of the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) in the last two-thirds of the 1990s and continuing into the new century, has been a complex process intertwining politics, economics, national cultures, and numerous institutions. This book provides an essential background for understanding how security issues as between NATO and the European Union are being posed for the early part of the 21st century, including the new circumstances following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on September 11, 2001. This study should be of interest to those interested in the evolution of U.S.-European relations, especially in, but not limited to, the security field; the development of institutional relationships; and key choices that lie ahead in regard to these critical arrangements.

The European Union and the Challenges of the New Global Context

CHAPTER ONE CHALLENGES OF EU'S FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD ILEANA TACHE Summary This ... The emerging security issues are also analyzed with a perspective on their intractability and challenges for the ...

Author: Ileana Tache

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443882011

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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This book investigates the new challenges confronted by the EU as an international actor within the context of recent economic and political developments, with particular attention to common foreign and security policies; the appraisal of development-aid policies; EU sanctions in the post-Soviet space, as harder instruments complementing the toolbox of the EU “soft power” polity; preferential trade agreements as a key element of EU external trade policy; external relations of the EU; international aspects of the monetary policy of the ECB in the context of the financial and sovereign debt crisis; massive capital flows and the boom-bust cycle in the emerging Europe; and the macroeconomic modelling of the relationship between the EU and the rest of the world. Thoroughly up-to-date, the contributions to this volume offer analyses of recent, tense global events, including EU responses to the uprising in Arab countries and the Ukrainian conflict. The book concludes with the proposal of a unique macroeconomic model in which the EU is conceptualised as constituting a block “against” the rest of the world, but also a two country model in itself, made up of Eurozone and non-Eurozone members.

The Routledge Handbook of European Security

Olsen, G.R. (2009c) 'Africa: Still a Secondary Security Challenge to the European Union', in T. Tardy (ed.), European Security in a Global Context: Internal and External Dynamics, Abingdon: Routledge. O'Neill,J. (2007) BRICs and Beyond, ...

Author: Sven Biscop

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415588286

Category: History

Page: 358

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This new Handbook brings together key experts on European security from the academic and policy worlds to examine the European Union (EU) as an international security actor. In the two decades since the end of the Cold War, the EU has gradually emerged as an autonomous actor in the field of security, aiming to safeguard European security by improving global security. However, the EU's development as a security actor has certainly not remained uncontested, either by academics or by policy-makers, some of whom see the rise of the EU as a threat to their national and/or transatlantic policy outlook. While the focus of this volume is on the politico-military dimension, security will also be put into the context of the holistic approach advocated by the EU. The book is organised into four key sections: Part I - The EU as an International Security Actor Part II - Institutions, Instruments and Means Part III - Policies Part IV - Partners This Handbook will be essential reading for all students of European Security, the EU, European Politics, security studies and IR in general.

Ukraine and European Security

EUROPEAN SECURITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT As the previous section has suggested, there is no shortage of potential security problems in Europe, ranging from major interstate war to unconventional threats from subnational groups and the ...

Author: David Albright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349147435

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Ukraine has emerged as a new factor on the European security scene since 1991, and this book explores the ramifications of that development. It lays out the views of leading North American, West European, and Ukrainian security analysts on European security issues during the next decade and their priority, strategies for approaching these issues, Ukraine's role in European security, and the Atlantic Community and Ukraine's security. Then it compares these views and assesses the implications of the complex pattern of similarities and differences in perspective.

Great Powers and Strategic Stability in the 21st Century

European Council, “European Security Strategy, 'A Secure Europe in a Better World',” p. 2. Thierry Tardy, ed. European Security in a Global Context: Internal and External Dynamics (London: Routledge, 2009). N. Gnesotto and G. Grevi, ...

Author: Graeme P. Herd

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135233403

Category: History

Page: 256

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This book addresses the issue of grand strategic stability in the 21st century, and examines the role of the key centres of global power - US, EU, Russia, China and India - in managing contemporary strategic threats. This edited volume examines the cooperative and conflictual capacity of Great Powers to manage increasingly interconnected strategic threats (not least, terrorism and political extremism, WMD proliferation, fragile states, regional crises and conflict and the energy-climate nexus) in the 21st century. The contributors question whether global order will increasingly be characterised by a predictable interdependent one-world system, as strategic threats create interest-based incentives and functional benefits. The work moves on to argue that the operational concept of world order is a Concert of Great Powers directing a new institutional order, norms and regimes whose combination is strategic-threat specific, regionally sensitive, loosely organised, and inclusive of major states (not least Brazil, Turkey, South Africa and Indonesia). Leadership can be singular, collective or coalition-based and this will characterise the nature of strategic stability and world order in the 21st century. This book will be of much interest to students of international security, grand strategy, foreign policy and IR. Graeme P. Herd is Co-Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He is co-author of several books and co-editor of The Ideological War on Terror: World Wide Strategies for Counter Terrorism (2007), Soft Security Threats and European Security (2005), Security Dynamics of the former Soviet Bloc (2003) and Russia and the Regions: Strength through Weakness (2003).

The Making of European Security Policy

The changing global context for European security policy When Federica Mogherini, the then European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy, unveiled a new EU Global Strategy (EUGS) in June 2016, it demonstrated ...

Author: Roberta Haar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000385248

Category: Political Science

Page: 254

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This volume addresses how and in what capacity the European Union and its member states are able to respond to fundamental shifts occurring in global politics and remain relevant for the future. The changing nature of the international system is subject to considerable contestation among scholars, with many claiming that the fundamentals of the post-war international system are being rewritten. This volume brings together prominent scholars in the field of European security to address a range of pertinent issues related to Europe’s role in the context of evolving global challenges. The first section focuses on whether the EU is an actor with a strategic nature and the means to act on a global security strategy. The second section considers the institutional dynamics and the approaches at the EU’s disposal to fulfil its possible intended global roles. The third section addresses Europe’s most important strategic relationship—the partnership it has with the United States. This section considers the recalibration of the transatlantic relationship in light of the changing international system and the reorientation of U.S. foreign policy. This book will be of much interest to students of European Union policy, European Security policy, European Foreign policy and International Relations in general.

The EU and the European Security Order

... of international security Edited by Anthony F. Lang, Jr. and Amanda Russell Beattie America and Iraq Policy making, intervention and regional politics Edited by David Ryan and Patrick Kiely European Security in a Global Context ...

Author: Rikard Bengtsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135227942

Category: History

Page: 192

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This book attempts to conceptualise EU action in the field of regional security. Drawing on constructivist theory, the framework of the book focuses on the meeting - or 'interface' - of actors, a situation reflecting the mutual construction of self, other and situation. The analytical framework applied here to European security politics is potentially open-ended as the theoretical logic that informs the framework is general and abstract in character, and not limited to state actors in an international setting. The empirical aim of this book is to further our understanding of the EU as a security actor in a regional perspective. The book thus links International Relations scholarship with that of EU studies. By analyzing a number of different interfaces (such as with Russia, the US, and other states), we can learn more about the circumstances and preconditions and with what resources and power the EU acts in a regional security setting. This book will be of great interest to students of European security, EU policy, IR theory and security studies in general. Rikard Bengtsson is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Lund University, Sweden. He has a PhD in Political Science, from Lund University, Sweden.

International Relations Theory and European Security

organisational context, and its social development through learning and training. Taking into account the growing body of research on the EU's security governance, European studies has potential to offer fundamental empirical ...

Author: Lorenzo Cladi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317534875

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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This book engages with key contemporary European security issues from a variety of different theoretical standpoints, in an attempt to uncover the drivers of foreign policy and defence integration in the EU. Although European foreign policy has been attracting an ever-increasing number of International Relations (IR) scholars since the end of the Cold War, consensus on what drives European foreign policy integration has not yet emerged. This book seeks to encourage debate on this issue by examining a wide range of high-profile security issues which have roused significant interest from policy makers, academics and the public in recent years. The volume discusses, amongst other issues, the strategic posture of the European Union as a security actor, the troubled relationship with Russia, the debate regarding France’s relations with the US following France’s rapprochement with NATO and the EU’s influence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The collective intent of the contributors to highlight the drivers of EU foreign policy and defence integration ties together the wide variety of topics covered in this volume, forming it into a comprehensive overview of this issue. By paying considerable attention not just to the internal drivers of EU cooperation, but also to the critical role played by the US as an incentive or obstacle to European security, this book presents a unique contribution to this field of debate. This book will be of much interest to students of European security, IR theory, Transatlantic Relations, European politics and EU foreign policy.

European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Maintaining Energy Security in a Global Context. the trilateral commission. http://www .trilateral.org/library/maintaining_energy_security.pdf. Mccormick, John. 2001. Environmental Policy in the European Union. Basingstoke: palgrave.

Author: Frédéric Mérand

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442611308

Category: History

Page: 326

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`In a concise and intellectually engaging manner, European Security since the Fall of the Berlin Wall succeeds in illuminating real changes in European security, as well as consequent changes in academic thinking. Frederic Merand, Martial Foucault, and Bastien Irondelle clearly and precisely link the different theories and levels of analysis found throughout these essays to develop a convincing new research agenda for complex security phenomena. Readers will easily identify common themes and perspectives in this creative and appealing contribution to research.' Markus Kaim, Head of the International Security Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs `Right from its introduction, European Security since the Fall of the Berlin Wall will generate significant interest for readers. Each essay contained in this collection represents an excellent piece of scholarship and an accessible and vital contribution to thinking about contemporary international security problems.' Sean Kay, Department of Politics and Government, Ohio Wesleyan University