European Defense Cooperation: Asset or Threat to NATO?

European Defense Cooperation: Asset or Threat to NATO?

by Michael Quinlan
     
 

This study surveys post World War II efforts to enhance practical cooperation among European countries in the provision and use of military forces. The author, a distinguished former defense official of the U.K., begins with the earliest proposals for cooperation in 1947 and provides a succinct summary of collective security efforts since then. The main focus of

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This study surveys post World War II efforts to enhance practical cooperation among European countries in the provision and use of military forces. The author, a distinguished former defense official of the U.K., begins with the earliest proposals for cooperation in 1947 and provides a succinct summary of collective security efforts since then. The main focus of the study is the European Defense and Security Policy (EDSP) project launched by European Union heads of government at their Cologne meeting in June 1999. Quinlan reviews the major issues and future prospects regarding this important initiative, and argues for a collective European defense that will complement but not supersede the role of NATO.

European Defense Cooperation is the first title in the Wilson Forum series from Woodrow Wilson Center Press.

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Editorial Reviews

The European Journal - Alex Wieland

Quinlan's interpretation takes pains to present all sides of the issue without editorial, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of current European defence planning.

The European Journal
Quinlan's interpretation takes pains to present all sides of the issue without editorial, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of current European defence planning.

— Alex Wieland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930365049
Publisher:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Wilson Forum Series
Pages:
102
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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David S. YostU.S. Naval Postgraduate School

This book offers seasoned judgments by an authoritative British observer regarding a topic central to the future of both NATO and the European Union. It will make an important contribution to public understanding of the issues on both sides of the Atlantic.

David S. Yost
This book offers seasoned judgments by an authoritative British observer regarding a topic central to the future of both NATO and the European Union. It will make an important contribution to public understanding of the issues on both sides of the Atlantic.

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