European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) After Ten Years - Current Situation and Perspectives
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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After ten years the ESDP has reached an important milestone in its development. It is one of the most dynamic policy areas in the framework of the European Union EU and is a substantial integration project. Behind this background the study analyzes the question, What has ESDP achieved in its main fields of action capabilities, operationsmissions and strategic partnership with NATO to include transatlantic relations to meet the requirements of the European Security Strategy ESS The ESS as the overarching strategic document for the ESDP claims an encompassing security approach and calls to be more capable, more active, more coherent and calls to intensify working with partners. Hence, the ESS together with its implementation report provides the criteria to measure the achievements of the ESDP. Maximum 200 Words In summary, this study outlines that the ESDP has made significant progress in the main fields of action and has substantially increased the EUs contribution to international security. However, the ESDP is still a process in the making and a lot still needs to be done. Hence, at the threshold of the second decade of the ESDP this ever advancing process continues and will require all the commitment of its stakeholders.
- Government and Political Science