Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
is Professor of European Political Union at the University of Bath. He is author or editor of many books including The European Union and National Defence Policy.
John T.S. Keeler is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for West European Studies/European Union Center at the University of Washington (Seattle).
Table of Contents
Introduction * NATO, the EU and the Quest for European Autonomy--Jolyon Howorth and John T.S. Keeler * I: NATO and the Development of ESDI/ESDP *
ESDP, the United States and the Atlantic Alliance--Alexander Moens * The CJTF Framework and the Limits of European Autonomy--Terry Terriff * The Effects of Kosovo and the Danger of Decoupling--Frédéric Bozo * II: The Euro-American Capabilities Gap
* The US-European Capabilities Gap and the Prospects for ESDP--David Yost * The United States, ESDP and Constructive Duplication--Kori Schake * III: NATO Enlargement, ESDP and the Discrimination Issue *
Non-EU NATO Members and the Issue of Discrimination--Sunniva Tofte * NATO Enlargement and European Defense Autonomy--Mark Webber * Dilemmas of NATO Enlargement--Julien Lindley-French * Two Contrary Conclusions*
Why ESDP is Misguided and Dangerous for the Alliance--Anand Menon * Why ESDP Is Necessary and Beneficial for the Alliance--Jolyon Howorth INTRODUCTIONChapter 1. NATO, the EU and the Quest for European AutonomyJolyon Howorth and John T.S. KeelerI. NATO AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ESDI/ESDPChapter 2. ESDP, the United States and the Atlantic AllianceAlexander MoensChapter 3. The CJTF Framework and the Limits of European AutonomyTerry TerriffChapter 4. The Effects of Kosovo and the Danger of DecouplingFrédéric BozoII. THE EURO-AMERICAN CAPABILITIES GAPChapter 5. The US-European Capabilities Gap and the Prospects for ESDPDavid YostChapter 6. The United States, ESDP and Constructive DuplicationKori SchakeIII. NATO ENLARGEMENT, ESDP AND THE DISCRIMINATION ISSUEChapter 7. Non-EU NATO Members and the Issue of DiscriminationSunniva TofteChapter 8. NATO Enlargement and European Defense AutonomyMark WebberChapter 9. Dilemmas of NATO EnlargementJulien Lindley-FrenchTWO CONTRARY CONCLUSIONSChapter 10. Why ESDP is Misguided and Dangerous for the AllianceAnand MenonChapter 11. Why ESDP is Necessary and Beneficial for the AllianceJolyon Howorth