European Crisis-Management and Defence: The Search for Capabilities

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This report assesses the substance of military and civilian capability initiatives by both NATO and the EU, the development of EU instruments and capabilities, the prospects for a strategic EU-US partnership, and the major challenges and opportunities in increasing European capabilities for conflict prevention and crisis management.
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Overview


This report assesses the substance of military and civilian capability initiatives by both NATO and the EU, the development of EU instruments and capabilities, the prospects for a strategic EU-US partnership, and the major challenges and opportunities in increasing European capabilities for conflict prevention and crisis management.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780198527992
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Adelphi Series, #353
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Glossary 7
Introduction 11
Ch. 1 Capability Initiatives 15
NATO's Defence Capabilities Initiative 15
Different perceptions of the DCI 16
The WEU audit of assets 18
The Headline Goal and the Helsinki Catalogues 21
The Capability Improvement Conference 23
The European Capability Action Plan 24
EU non-military/civilian crisis management goals 25
EU structures for security and defence cooperation 28
The transatlantic capabilities debate and the Prague Summit 29
The sum of the initiatives 32
Ch. 2 Developing the EU's Instruments for Managing International Crises 35
Assessing the Headline Goal 35
US support and access to NATO assets and capabilities 39
Assessing the EU's scenarios 45
EU decision-making, planning and intelligence capabilities 49
European conflict prevention and civilian crisis management 51
Ch. 3 A New EU-US Strategic Partnership and Future EU-NATO Relations 55
The new transatlantic agenda 55
The challenges of EU-NATO cooperation 58
Ch. 4 Europe's Operational Limitations 61
What an autonomous EU can and cannot do in the military field 61
The EU's military operational limit in 2003 66
The EU's military operational limit in 2010 69
Europe's intelligence capability 72
Challenges for EU conflict prevention and crisis management 75
Ch. 5 Practical Steps To Increase European Capabilities 79
Enhancing European strategic decision-making 80
Establishing EU intelligence coordination 84
The capability initiatives and the future of European integration 88
Developing joint non-military and military crisis management capabilities 93
A practical approach to EU-NATO cooperation 96
Conclusion 101
Appendix 107
Notes 115
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