Alliance or Neutrality: A Comparative Study in Defense
Technical Report,26 Jun 2017,24 May 2018
US Army Command and General Staff College, School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States
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For sovereign states determining how to preserve their security has been a fundamental dilemma. Some states have waged war to expand their frontiers, purposely to establish a secure cordon or to destroy perceived hostile rivals, some have entered into collective security arrangements, while others have sought out a position of neutrality, armed or otherwise. This monograph presents a paired comparison of two European neutral states and two European NATO members. The purpose is to explore the contextual setting of security policy in a focused comparative setting. This research helps us understand the complexity of decision-making amongst European states. It provides a cautionary note on attempts to determine a general approach to European security.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Government and Political Science