Accession Number:

ADA478497

Title:

Transatlantic Transformation: Building a NATO-EU Security Partnership for the 21st Century

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The strategic partnership between the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO and the European Union EU has never been more critical than it is today. Closer cooperation between these two major institutions is vital to ensuring the fundamental long-term international security interests and strategic stability of their member countries. The uncertain realities of the 21st century security environment demand new comprehensive and cooperative approaches to collective security, in which diverse civil and military efforts are employed together in a coordinated way. This paper examines the fundamental importance of transforming the NATO-EU relationship into an effective Euro-Atlantic security partnership given the challenges of the 21st century security environment. It evaluates the specific security responsibilities, missions, and current operations of NATO and the European Union. It analyzes the status of NATO-EU relations concerning security and defense issues, identifies areas of potential NATO-EU security cooperation, and provides some considerations for further transforming the existing transatlantic security relationship. Finally, it explores U.S. perspectives regarding strengthening the transatlantic commitment between the United States, NATO, and the European Union.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE