Accession Number:

ADA531715

Title:

Fortresses and Icebergs: The Evolution of the Transatlantic Defense Market and the Implications for U.S. National Security Policy. Volume 1: Study Findings and Recommendations

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV WASHINGTON DC SCHOOL OF ADVANCED INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

323.0

Abstract:

The two central dynamics of the evolving defense marketplace -- the drive for innovation to meet new 21st century military requirements and the drive for affordability in an era of increasingly constrained budgets and rising weapons costs -- converge to create powerful incentives for governments to allow more open and competitive markets. In the consolidating defense markets that exist today, cross-border market access can be a useful tool for governments to facilitate competition, and the affordability and innovation that competition can bring. Today, transatlantic defense markets, driven by economic realities, are in transition from historically closed national markets to more open and competitive markets and somewhat better value buying habits. This 2-volume study examines the Transatlantic defense market and its implications for U.S. policy. First, it analyzes the fabled two-way street in the Transatlantic defense market, evaluating the degree of market access of U.S. defense firms in European nations and of European defense firms in the United States. Second, it reviews the degree to which evolving European institutions, laws, rules, policies, practices and arrangements with respect to the defense industry also may have implications for the United States and the access of our firms in Europe i.e., whether these rules and policies are creating a preference for buying European and, ultimately, a protected European procurement market. Volume I covers the overall defense market and policy context geopolitical, economic, and security in which the study is undertaken the studys methodology the studys core findings on the accessibility of national defense markets in Europe and the United States the emerging role of the European Union and other European arrangements in defense markets and the implications of the evolution of defense markets for U.S. national security policy and recommendations for the future.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE