Accession Number : ADA255185
Title : European Security: Towards 2000 Held in Pittsburgh, PA on 25-26 September 1991
Descriptive Note : Conference rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Williams, Phil
Report Date : 26 Sep 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 38
Abstract : Changes in the security landscape in Europe since the summer of 1989 have been bewildering in their speed and intensity. The disappearance of the Warsaw Pact, the withdrawal of a large proportion of Soviet forces from Eastern Europe, the independence and democratization of the East European states, the reunification of Germany, the outbreak of civil war in Yugoslavia, the progress of Western Europe towards the creation of a single market and political union, and the Paris Accords on arms control and conflict prevention and management measures, have contributed to a fundamental change in the landscape of European security. These changes have also created a great deal of conceptual confusion and uncertainty about the future direction of the European security system. This is hardly surprising. Coming as they did at the end of a period in which, as Raymond Aron once remarked, history appeared to have been frozen, developments in Europe moved with bewildering speed. As a result, European and American policy makers have been floundering about in an effort to find answers to some fundamental questions: What are the implications of the changes for security and stability? What role should existing institutions play in future European security arrangements? How can strategy be designed when there is no obvious and salient threat to provide a yardstick for planning? What is the balance of effort and responsibility between Western Europe and the United States in devising and maintaining a post Cold War security system in Europe? What is the future role of the United States in European security matters?
Descriptors : *EUROPE , *SECURITY , NATO , STABILITY , PEACEKEEPING , PLANNING , UNITED STATES , SYMPOSIA
Subject Categories : Geography
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE