Provides three competing visions of how best to ensure peace and stability within the Atlantic community, with each essay grounded in a different theoretical tradition. A realist approach suggests acceptance of a less cohesive alliance, and a constructivist perspective argues that European integration is the key to Atlantic security. A liberal account focuses on how to preserve the Atlantic alliance as a community of democracies among which war has become unthinkable. For students and policymakers. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.