In this book, experts from both sides of the Atlantic, examine the recent tensions between Western Europe and the United States over such issues as transatlantic security, policies towards terrorism and relations with Russia and the former Soviet Union, against the broader background of perceptions and misperceptions in transatlantic relations.
Drawing on Professor Robert Jervis’ work, Perceptions and Misperceptions in International Politics, this book examines whether Jervis’ thesis has a new relevance given the current challenges in transatlantic relations. Some of the issues examined include:
- perceptions and misperceptions in general focusing on US foreign policy, issues of decision-making and implementation and issues of alliance management
- the capacity of the United States and the European Union to cooperate effectively within the broader transatlantic framework
- studies focusing on the ‘alliance security dilemma’ and the transatlantic security community
- case studies of transatlantic relations in the ‘war on terror’ and relations with Russia
- the present and future of the ‘western alliance’.
Providing a global and multilateral analysis from American and European perspectives and exploring fields of cooperation and competition, Perceptions and Policy in Transatlantic Relations will be of strong interest to students of International Relations, American politics and European politics.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
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About the Author
Natividad Fernández Sola is Professor of Public International Law and International Relations and Jean Monnet Professor at the University of Zaragoza, Spain.
Michael Smith is Professor of European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair at Loughborough University, UK.
Table of Contents
List of figures vii
List of contributors viii
List of abbreviations xiii
1 Introduction: Perceptions and Policy in Transatlantic Relations Natividad Fernandez Sola Michael Smith 1
2 Alliances, Perceptions, and Current Frictions Robert Jervis 5
3 Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Relations: A Matter of Perceptions, Images, Objectives, and Decisions Ruben Herrero de Castro 26
4 An American View of Transatlantic Relations Robert J. Lieber 47
5 Perceptions, Misperceptions, and Transatlantic Relations: Past, Present, and Future(s) Michael smith 59
6 How Transatlantic Relations can Reinforce the EU's Role as an International Actor Natividad Fernandez sola 77
7 Perceptions on US Policy, Transatlantic Relations, and the Alliance Security Dilemma David Garcia Cantalapiedra 113
8 The End of the Euro-Atlantic Pluralistic Security Community? The New Agenda of Transatlantic Security Relations in the Global Political System Carla Monteleone 136
9 Terrorism and Homeland Security Carlos Echeverria Jesus 162
10 Putin's Energy Policy in European and Transatlantic Perspective Alexander Marshall 175