Accession Number : ADA264065


Title :   Future European Security Framework


Descriptive Note : Study project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Keuning, Germ D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264065.pdf


Report Date : 06 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : The issue of European security has undergone a radical change. The threat of a large-scale military confrontation has faded; in its place are a combination of opportunities and risks. The opportunities arise if Central and Eastern Europe make the transition to democratic politics and economic renewal. The risks concern the instability that accompanies this transformation process. The author examines which possible future security framework could best deal with these risks and attempts to answer these questions: what is security? What is Europe and what are its interests? Which existing European institutions fit in such a framework? The author adapts Maslow's theory of human behavior to nations. This allows for a better understanding of what nations strive for and which interests they want to protect. The author concludes that the EC and NATO will play the most important role in the security of Europe for the near future. In the distant future a framework might exist that is similar to the CSCE organization. Its members might be: the U.S., the EC (or maybe at that time, the United States of Europe) and other non-European nations, such as the Russian Federation or Turkey.


Descriptors :   *EUROPE , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *ECONOMICS , *EASTERN EUROPE , NATO , THREATS , THEORY , TIME , TRANSITIONS , INSTABILITY , CONFRONTATION , DEMOCRACY , TRANSFORMATIONS , TURKEY , BEHAVIOR , SCALE , SECURITY , HUMANS , RISK , NATIONS , UNITED STATES


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Geography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE