NATO and the European Union: Improving Practical Cooperation. Held in Washington, DC on March 20-21, 2006
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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The NATO-EU relationship is a work in progress. Notwithstanding their differences in membership, ambitions, structures and decision-making, the two organizations have established a generally good record of cooperation in Bosnia and, after a somewhat bumpier start, in SudanDarfur. NATO and the EU have complementary interests and comparative advantages in developing rapid reaction capabilities and improving civilian-military responses to a wide range of areas, including disaster relief, conflict prevention, crisis management, and post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction. Their operational experience has provided valuable important lessons for possible collaboration in future crisis management contingencies. During this workshop, some 80 European, Canadian, and U.S. officials, military officers, and experts explored these issues on a personal and unofficial basis, offering several specific suggestions on how to improve practical cooperation between these two vital actors in the Euro-Atlantic community.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics