A Sustainable NATO/EU Partnership for the Future
Strategy research project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Pagination or Media Count:
A major question dealing with future security challenges of the United States and Europe will be about the relationship between both, especially through two major organizations, NATO and the European Union EU. Most political declarations stress the will and the need for cooperation and mutual support. At the same time, disagreements occurred in many cases and may develop in future potential crises. This could bring NATO into a position of reduced influence or non-relevance for the U.S. and some European countries. On the other hand, NATO, and the U.S., needs a strong Europe. A transatlantic indifference or separation would lead to a major security vacuum and to significantly reduced influence of both Europe and the U.S. The SRP analyzes NATO and the EU, security challenges for Europe and the U.S., and existing security strategies of NATO, the EU and the U.S. It develops principles for a sustainable NATOEU partnership. After an analysis of the Turkish issue and of the UK-German-French triangle, it proposes a complementary NATOEU relationship based on a geographic work-share as the only promising approach for a sustainable future partnership beyond the existing Berlin-plus agreements. The SRP develops concrete measures for different levels and initiatives to be taken.
- Government and Political Science