This new edited volume examines contemporary European security from three different standpoints. It explores security dynamics, first, within Europe; second, the interaction patterns between Europe and other parts of the world (the United States, Africa, the Middle East, China and India); and, finally, the external perceptions of European security.
The first part of the book analyses the European security landscape. The roles of EU, NATO and the OSCE are given particular attention, as is the impact of their evolution- or enlargement- on the European security architecture and European security dynamics. In this context, Russia’s repositioning as a major power appears as a shaping factor of contemporary European geopolitics. The second part presents European security from an external perspective and considers interactions between Europe and other states or regions. Security trends and actors in Europe are examined from an American, Chinese, and Indian perspective, while EuropeAfrica and EuropeMiddle East relations are also addressed.
This book will be of great interest to students of European Security, European politics and IR in general.
About the Author
Thierry Tardy is Director of the European Training Course in Security Policy at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.
Table of Contents
Introduction Thierry Tardy Part 1: European Security: Internal Dynamics 1. The European Union, a Regional Security Actor with Global Aspirations Thierry Tardy 2. NATO and the Search for Strategic Credibility Julian Lindley-French 3. Where is the OSCE Going? Present Role and Challenges of a Stealth Security Organisation Victor-Yves Ghebali 4. The Changing Political Geography of Europe: After EU and NATO Enlargements Pál Dunay 5. Europe and Russia: from Strategic Dissonance to Strategic Divorce? Graeme P. Herd Part 2: European Security: External Dynamics 6. The United States and Europe: Waiting to Exhale Catherine McArdle Kelleher 7. Europe and the Middle East: Attempting to Bridge the Divide Roland Dannreuther 8. Africa: Still a Secondary Security Challenge to the European Union Gorm Rye Olsen 9. Chinese Outlook on European Security: Towards Ideological Convergence? Lanxin Xiang 10. Does Europe Matter to India? Christophe Jaffrelot and Waheguru Pal Singh Sidhu. Conclusion: The Unbearable Weight of Not Being François Heisbourg. Bibliography