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"Whither transatlantic cooperation? Where NATO and ESDP collide"

Ulrich, Marybeth Peterson and Cypher-Erickson, Dorothea M. (2001) "Whither transatlantic cooperation? Where NATO and ESDP collide". In: UNSPECIFIED, Madison, Wisconsin. (Unpublished)

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    This paper offers a framework for measuring the threat of the emergent European Security and Defense Program (ESDP) to the transatlantic link. There is a range of possible outcomes, outcomes that have varying implications for the U.S. as a global and European power. ESDP will emerge as either a strategic competitor to NATO that negates or significantly diminishes U.S. influence in Europe, or alternatively, ESDP might emerge as a strategic partner to NATO that restores the strategic balance in the Euro-Atlantic partnership with a reinvigorated European pillar. With the concept just a little over a year old, it is still too early to tell exactly how ESDP will mature and what form it will take. As it develops, though, it is useful to have some measures to help evaluate the direction being taken, either continuing toward partnership or diverging toward competition. Three criteria-indivisibility, improvement, and inclusiveness-are useful benchmarks for tracking the future course of Euro-Atlantic relations.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    Other international institutions > NATO
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2001 (7th), May 31-June 2, 2001
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 02 May 2006
    Page Range: p. 30
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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