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EU-US Cooperation in International Peace and Security: Bilateral versus Multilateral Dialogues. Bruges Regional Integration & Global Governance Paper 2/2009

Lipstaite, Simona (2009) EU-US Cooperation in International Peace and Security: Bilateral versus Multilateral Dialogues. Bruges Regional Integration & Global Governance Paper 2/2009. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    This paper tries to determine to what extent EU-US cooperation in the field of international peace and security is impacted by bilateral relations under the New Transatlantic Agenda versus multilateral dialogues. It employs Michael Smith's framework of 'bi-multilateral' negotiations in its analysis. The case studies explored are bilateral dialogues under the New Transatlantic Agenda alongside multilateral dialogues in the framework of the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and ad hoc fora such as the Middle East Quartet. The main finding is that bilateral and multilateral dialogues are complementary in EU-US cooperation on issues of international peace and security. Bilateral dialogues by themselves are not sufficient to effectively address complex international peace and security issues. Multilateral dialogues can gain useful support, efficiency and a degree of legitimacy from good relations at the bilateral level. Moreover, ad hoc fora can be valuable additions which may complement both existing bilateral as well as multilateral EU-US dialogues. Finally, the choice of forum and the potential of EU-US cooperation are often considerably influenced by the nature of the issue under discussion.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Additional Information: Joint working paper series of the EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department at the College of Europe and the Comparative Regional Integration Studies of the United Nations University, Bruges.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > foreign/security policy 1993--(includes CFSP/CESDP/ESS)
    EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    Other international institutions > NATO
    Other international institutions > UN
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > College of Europe (Brugge) > Bruges Regional Integration & Global Governance (BRIGG) Papers
    Depositing User: Ms LĂ©onie Maes
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 17:34
    Number of Pages: 31
    Last Modified: 09 May 2012 17:03
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/33534

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