The United States and Europe in the Global Arena

This book examines cooperation between the United States and Europe on a range of global issues.

The United States and Europe in the Global Arena

This book examines cooperation between the United States and Europe on a range of global issues. With the Soviet threat no longer a unifying factor, the transatlantic partners have sought a new basis for acting together in the post-Cold War era. The conditions and strategies that determine the success or failure of cooperation in: restructuring relations with the East; countering the threat of weapons proliferation; dealing with so-called 'rogue' states; and managing the global economy, are explored.

The European Union and the United States

This major new text by leading authorities takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to the changing relationship between the EU and the US in the 21st century and its historical, global and domestic context.

The European Union and the United States

This major new text by leading authorities takes a broad interdisciplinary approach to the changing relationship between the EU and the US in the 21st century and its historical, global and domestic context. The authors focus on the contrast between the policy convergence and interdependence on the one hand and the intense competition on the other.

Partners for Peace

Partners for Peace


Security in a greater Europe

This meticulously researched book will interest scholars and students with an interest in international security, the EU’s international role, European international relations and Russian security.

Security in a greater Europe

Can Russia, the European Union and the three major EU member states adopt a unified policy line in the global arena? Charlotte Wagnsson investigates the cohesiveness of ‘greater Europe’ through the detailed scrutiny of policy statements by the leadership elites in the UK, France, Germany, Russia and the EU in connection with three defining events in international security: the crisis in Kosovo of 1999; the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the Iraq crisis of 2003. This extensive empirical enquiry results in a critical constructivist response to neorealist understandings of European security. The book is available in paperback for the first time. It contrasts the EU’s new way of ‘doing security’ with the established, competitive bilateral interplay in the European security sphere and provides a clue to the kind of security politics that will prevail in Europe. A joint Moscow-Brussels approach would improve the chances of both increasing their relative strength vis-à-vis the USA, but serious cleavages threaten to undermine such a ‘greater European’ common view on security. Wagnsson considers the extent to which the major European players pursue similar objectives, and assesses the possible implications for and the chances of greater Europe emerging as a cohesive global actor. This meticulously researched book will interest scholars and students with an interest in international security, the EU’s international role, European international relations and Russian security.

Brazil and China

The comparison between these countries, in concrete Brazil and China is very interesting, since we can see how different capitalist models are facing evident problems: strong economic growth, millions of poor and corruption.

Brazil and China

Research paper from the year 2011 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Other States, grade: 1,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin, course: 2010-2011, language: English, abstract: During the last decade the world has changed. We started the current century with a clear leader: The US, but only a few years later the global arena is very different. Europe and the United States are fighting against a strong economic crisis, and their internal problems do not help to fix it. Besides, there are new regional leaders, like China, Brazil, India, and Russia. I will pay special attention to the first two, particularly their policies against poverty and inequality. The comparison between these countries, in concrete Brazil and China is very interesting, since we can see how different capitalist models are facing evident problems: strong economic growth, millions of poor and corruption. Besides, in the case of China, we are talking about a communist dictatorship with capitalist areas. To begin with I am going to do a short description about the current economic crisis, where I will discuss some ideas considering the different situation between developed and non-developed countries. To analyze the fight against poverty it is important to understand the scenario that surrounds us. Later on I will point out some political questions about the idea that current world is changing the global arena settled after the fall of the USRR. Concluding this section I will introduce to two of the new winners, Brazil and China, and their exclusive club: BRIC with the idea of describe how are these poor countries facing the problem of the poverty. The questions that I am going to answer are How are Brazil and China facing the poverty? What are the priorities of their governments?

Getting to Dayton

In so doing, Daalder not only explains how Washington launched the diplomacy that culminated at Dayton, but also why the subsequent peace proved to be difficult to establish. Ivo H. Daalder is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.

Getting to Dayton

For over four years, Washington responded to war in Bosnia by handing the problem to the Europeans to resolve and substituting high-minded rhetoric for concerted action. Then, in the summer of 1995, the Clinton administration suddenly shifted course, deciding to assert the leadership that would prove necessary to end the war in Bosnia. This book—based on numerous interviews with key participants in the decisionmaking process and written by a former National Security Council aide—examines how the policy to end the war took shape. Getting to Dayton is a powerful case study of how determined individuals can exploit their positions to change U.S. government policy on crucial issues. In so doing, Daalder not only explains how Washington launched the diplomacy that culminated at Dayton, but also why the subsequent peace proved to be difficult to establish. Ivo H. Daalder is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. From 1995 to 1996 he served on the National Security Council staff as Director for European Affairs, where he was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy for Bosnia. His most recent publications include The United States and Europe in the Global Arena (1998) and Bosnia After SFOR: Options for Continued U.S. Engagement (1997). He is co-author of Winning Ugly: NATO's War to Save Kosovo, which will be published in 2000.

Triangular Diplomacy among the United States the European Union and the Russian Federation

Introduction: Assessing the EU's Performance in International Institutions—Conceptual Framework and Core Findings. Journal of European ... The European Union and the United States: Competition and Convergence in the Global Arena.

Triangular Diplomacy among the United States  the European Union  and the Russian Federation

This book examines the crisis in Ukraine through the lens of “triangular diplomacy,” which focuses on the multiple interactions among the European Union, the United States and Russia. It is explicitly comparative, considering how the US and EU responded to ostensibly the same crisis. It also adopts a “360-degree” perspective, focusing on how the US and EU interacted in their dealings with Russia, and how Russia and Ukraine have responded. Chapters focus on each of the four protagonists – the EU, the US, Russia and Ukraine – and on key, cross-cutting aspects of the crisis – sanctions, international law and energy. The book thus contrasts a conventional, if exceptional, great power – the US – with a very non-traditional foreign policy actor – the EU. It would be suitable for both undergraduate and graduate courses on the EU’s external policies and engagement in world affairs, EU-US relations, EU-Russia interactions, or regional security issues.

Global security

In addition , the UK works to promote UK / EU - US economic co - operation , and address market access and regulatory barriers to trade and investment ... ( with Ivo H Daalder ) of The United States and Europe in the Global Arena .

Global security

The Foreign Affairs Committee concludes that the UK has an extremely close and valuable relationship with the US in specific areas of co-operation, for instance in the fields of intelligence and security; that the historic, trading and cultural links between the two countries are profound; and that the two countries share common values in their commitment to freedom, democracy and the rule of law. However, the use of the phrase 'the special relationship' in its historical sense, to describe the totality of the ever-evolving UK-US relationship, is potentially misleading, and its use should be avoided. The report examines key areas of co-operation: military and defence; intelligence; security; nuclear. Other sections cover: the FCO's US network (under unacceptable financial pressure); the British political approach to UK-US relations; the future of the relationship. The Committee believe the UK must continue to position itself closely alongside the US in the future, recognising the many mutual benefits which flow from close co-operation in particular areas. But the UK needs to be less deferential and more willing to say no to the US on those issues where the two countries' interests and values diverge.

The United States and Europe Policy Imperatives in a Globalizing World

the United States and its European partners. ... of diverse disciplines to better conceptualize and analyze contemporary policy challenges and opportunities and to formulate effective policy responses within the international arena.

The United States and Europe  Policy Imperatives in a Globalizing World

This title was first published in 2002. This provocative volume explores key aspects of the contemporary relationship between the United States and the European powers as they attempt to address common issues as the international community enters a new millennium. Representing diverse perspectives, opinions, analyses and recommendations regarding the regional and global problems and opportunities confronted by both the United States and the Europeans, the book is particularly suitable for scholars and policy makers alike who contribute to ongoing discussions concerning this critical relationship.

Brazil and China Leadership economic growth and future

Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2011 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Other States, grade: 1,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin, course: 2010-2011, language: English, abstract: During the last decade the ...

Brazil and China  Leadership  economic growth and future

Research paper from the year 2011 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Region: Other States, grade: 1,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin, course: 2010-2011, language: English, abstract: During the last decade the world has changed. We started the current century with a clear leader: The US, but only a few years later the global arena is very different. Europe and the United States are fighting against a strong economic crisis, and their internal problems do not help to fix it. Besides, there are new regional leaders, like China, Brazil, India, and Russia. I will pay special attention to the first two, particularly their policies against poverty and inequality. The comparison between these countries, in concrete Brazil and China is very interesting, since we can see how different capitalist models are facing evident problems: strong economic growth, millions of poor and corruption. Besides, in the case of China, we are talking about a communist dictatorship with capitalist areas. To begin with I am going to do a short description about the current economic crisis, where I will discuss some ideas considering the different situation between developed and non-developed countries. To analyze the fight against poverty it is important to understand the scenario that surrounds us. Later on I will point out some political questions about the idea that current world is changing the global arena settled after the fall of the USRR. Concluding this section I will introduce to two of the new winners, Brazil and China, and their exclusive club: BRIC with the idea of describe how are these poor countries facing the problem of the poverty. The questions that I am going to answer are How are Brazil and China facing the poverty? What are the priorities of their governments?

States International Organizations and Strategic Partnerships

Shift or Rift: Assessing US–EU Relations After Iraq. ... In Search of Structural Power: EU Aid Policy as a Global Political Instrument. ... The European Union and the United States: Competition and Convergence in the Global Arena.

States  International Organizations and Strategic Partnerships

In post-Cold War international relations, strategic partnerships are an emerging and distinct analytical and political category critical in understanding the dynamics of contemporary strategic cooperation between states and International Organizations. However, the idea of strategic partnerships has remained under-theorized and overshadowed by the alliance theory. Addressing this clear-cut gap in the International Relations/Foreign Policy Analysis literature, this book originally endeavors to theorize and empirically test the analytical model of strategic partnerships as a new form of sustainable international cooperation in times of globalized interdependence and turbulence.

Avoiding Trivia

... still considerable support abroad for U.S. AIM thinking, the longer-term viability is being challenged by a shifting pattern of power and interests in the international arena involving the United States, Europe and Japan, and China.

Avoiding Trivia

After World War II, George Kennan became the State Department's first director of policy planning. Secretary of State George Marshall's initial advice to Kennan: above all, "avoid trivia." Concentrate on the forest, not the trees, and don't lost sight of the big picture. Easier said than done. Avoiding Trivia critically assesses the past, future, and future role and impact of long-term strategic planning in foreign policy. Strategic planning needs to be a more integral part of America's foreign policymaking. Thousands of troops are engaged in combat while homeland security concerns remain. In such an environment, long-term coordination of goals and resources would seem to be of paramount importance. But history tells us that such cohesiveness and coherence are tremendously difficult to establish, much less maintain. Can policy planners—in the Pentagon, the State Department, Treasury, NSC, and National Intelligence Council—rise to the challenge? Indeed, is strategic planning a viable concept in 21st century foreign policy? These crucial questions guide this eye-opening book. The contributors include key figures from the past few decades of foreign policy and planning—individuals responsible for imposing some sort of order and strategic priority on foreign policy in a world that changes by the minute. They provide authoritative insight on the difficulties and importance of thinking and acting in a coherent way, for the long term. Contributors: Andrew P. N. Erdmann, Peter Feaver, Aaron L. Friedberg, David F. Gordon, Richard N. Haass, William Inboden, Bruce W. Jentleson, Steven D. Krasner, Jeffrey W. Legro, Daniel Twining, Thomas Wright, Amy B. Zegart.

Western Europe and Security

This dissertation, "Western Europe and Security: the Chinese Dimension" by Ming-yan, Eileen, Ho, 何明欣, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 ...

Western Europe and Security

This dissertation, "Western Europe and Security: the Chinese Dimension" by Ming-yan, Eileen, Ho, 何明欣, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Abstract of thesis entitled "Western Europe and Security: the Chinese Dimension 1949-1976" Submitted by Ho Ming Yan Eileen for the degree of Master of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong in August 2005 Owing to geopolitical conditions, security in Western Europe has essentially been the product of a status quo that has been achievable only through attaining equilibrium of various forces delicately balanced on the power scale of the global system. Over the course of the Cold War, the actions of the two superpowers, the United States (US) and the Soviet Union, as well as Western Europe's relations with them, had often been studied with respect to the security of Western European nations. Yet, the significance of the People's Republic of China (PRC) as a force affecting the security of Western Europe has not received the kind of attention it deserves in the academic world. Today, both the European Union (EU) and the PRC have become increasingly powerful entities in the global arena. With the gradual decline of the US as world hegemon, the interactions between the two potential superpowers progressively draw more worldwide attention. Since both possess advanced nuclear capability, their economic cooperation and the perpetuation of amicable relations play essential roles both in the security of the two entities, as well as that of the rest of the world. Indeed, extensive research has been undertaken concerning the bilateral relations between the PRC and the separate member states of the EU and their interactions over the past i decades. However, little has been written on the historical relations between the PRC and the Western European grouping, the events of which had shaped the present state of affairs in the global arena, where Western Europe now enjoys the stable security environment of a multipolar world. In this MPhil thesis, I hope to fill in this research gap through studying the China factor in Western European security from 1949 to 1976. I chose this particular period because the effects of China's foreign policies and conduct on the security of the West were most dramatic as a result of the radical ideologies of the Chinese leader Mao Tse-tong. The perception of Western European leaders and citizens on the PRC as a factor in their national security evolved considerably over the years both as a reaction to changes in the Chinese attitude towards other entities and as a result of the adjustments in their own strategic outlook on the world. This period witnessed some of the greatest ups and downs of a bipolar world system, which, towards the end of the period, was in gradual transformation into a state of multipolarity wherein both Western Europe and the PRC played a crucial part. I hope to see that this historical study of the Sino-Western European relations will become a source of reference for the understanding of the present state of affairs between Western Europe and China, as well as the future developments of their relations to come, in connection with security considerations. ii DOI: 10.5353/th_b3552101 Subjects: National security - Europe, Western

Central Europe on the Threshold of the 21st Century

the Baltic states, would increase the weight of the Atlantic voice in the new Europe.9 The basic interests of the EU ... The United States and Europe in the Global Arena, (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1999), 47. and political union ...

Central Europe on the Threshold of the 21st Century

This book draws attention to selected aspects of the Central European reality and discusses interesting subjects related to the political, economic and social landscape of the region, which are in a continuous process of transformation. The book will be a useful source of knowledge, as Central Europe is still considered to be an “undiscovered island” in the “changeable waters” of contemporary international relations.

That Used to Be Us

In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offer both a wake-up call and a call to collective action.

That Used to Be Us

America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them—and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream to future generations. In That Used to Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offer both a wake-up call and a call to collective action. They analyze the four challenges we face—globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and our pattern of excessive energy consumption—and spell out what we need to do now to sustain the American dream and preserve American power in the world. They explain how the end of the Cold War blinded the nation to the need to address these issues seriously, and how China's educational successes, industrial might, and technological prowess remind us of the ways in which "that used to be us." They explain how the paralysis of our political system and the erosion of key American values have made it impossible for us to carry out the policies the country urgently needs. And yet Friedman and Mandelbaum believe that the recovery of American greatness is within reach. They show how America's history, when properly understood, offers a five-part formula for prosperity that will enable us to cope successfully with the challenges we face. They offer vivid profiles of individuals who have not lost sight of the American habits of bold thought and dramatic action. They propose a clear way out of the trap into which the country has fallen, a way that includes the rediscovery of some of our most vital traditions and the creation of a new thirdparty movement to galvanize the country. That Used to Be Us is both a searching exploration of the American condition today and a rousing manifesto for American renewal.

International Relations and the European Union

The possible futures of EU–US relations are covered by many of the texts and specifically by Moravcsik (2003) and ... M. (2008) The European Union and the United States: Competition and Convergence in the Global Arena (Basingstoke: ...

International Relations and the European Union

The most comprehensive introduction to the EU's role in the international system, written by a team of international experts, and incorporating the study of the EU's world role into the wider field of international relations, this book is the key text for anyone wishing to understand the EU's external relations. --

Transatlantic Trade

A Strategic Agenda Ellen L. Frost, Institute for International Economics (U.S.) ... Paper prepared for a conference on The United States and Europe in the Global Arena, University of Maryland (29 February-1 March). Woolcock, Stephen.

Transatlantic Trade


The US and the EU

It is a study of the US and the EU during the first seven years of post-communism, beginning with the break-up of the Soviet Empire in Eastern Europe, and demonstrates how the transatlantic partners reconceptualized their relationship after ...

The US and the EU

This anthology provides an overview of the most important events which defined the relationship between the United States and the European Union during 1989-1996. It is a study of the US and the EU during the first seven years of post-communism, beginning with the break-up of the Soviet Empire in Eastern Europe, and demonstrates how the transatlantic partners reconceptualized their relationship after the collapse of Stalinism. Contents: Acknowledgments, Norman Levine; Preface, Norman Levine; PART ONE: The Geo-Political Framework; Transatlantic Relations in the Global Arena, Olufemi Babarinde; The U.S. Relationship with the E.U. and the hanging Europe, Stuart E. Eizenstat; EU-US: A European Parliament View of Future Economic Relations, Alan Donnelly; Europe in the Post-Masstricht Era: Implications for the U.S., Eckart Guth; Decisions for Europe: Fragile State of the Union, A Union of Fragile States, Simon Serfaty; PART TWO: The Single Currency; Towards Monetary Union in the European Union, Joly Dixon; Germany in the European Union, Carl Lankowski; Germany's Position on EMU; PART THREE: The Institutionalization of Trade; Transatlantic Business Relations, Monique Juliene; Strategic Alliances for Business, John Russell; The GATT Agreement: Impact on EU-US Trade, Ulrike Braun; Support for Reforming and Restructuring the Economics of Central Europe by International Organizations, Ullrich Kiermayr; PART FOUR: Social Policy; The EU White Paper on Growth, Competitiveness, and Employment, Ivor L. Roberts; Working-Time Policy in Europe, Reiner Hoffman and Giuseppe Fajertag; European Works Councils: A Step Towards Social Dialogue, Willy Bushcak; Appendix; List of Contributors. Co-published with the Institute for International Policy Press.

Europe at Bay

This book explores the limits of the EU's economic and political power in relation to the United States, and of its neoliberal social and economic policies at home.

Europe at Bay

Discusses the prospects of the European Union and its role in the international arena. This book explores the limits of the EU's economic and political power in relation to the United States, and of its neoliberal social and economic policies at home. It also considers the long-term prospects for the transatlantic relationship.

Soft Governance International Organizations and Education Policy Convergence

This book examines the extent to which international organizations have shaped reforms in education and training in federalist countries with regards to policy convergence.

Soft Governance  International Organizations and Education Policy Convergence

This book examines the extent to which international organizations have shaped reforms in education and training in federalist countries with regards to policy convergence. In advanced democracies, international organizations have become increasingly influential in government activity. This also applies to policy fields that have traditionally been nearly exclusively regulated by the nation-state. How strong is their influence in policy fields like education where they rely on purely soft governance to stimulate national policies? From a political science perspective, three major initiatives are analyzed: the OECD’s PISA study, the European Bologna process and the European Union’s Copenhagen process. Within a few years, these initiatives have contributed to deep transformations within the education arena. This book elucidates the processes in which nation-states comply with these initiatives, using the examples of Switzerland and the United States. div>