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The Transatlantic Strategic Relationship - From Lapsed Alliance to New Partnership?

erschienen in der Publikation "Jahrbuch für internationale Sicherheitspolitik 2003" (ISBN: 3-8132-0813-3) - Dezember 2003


In strategic terms, the Atlantic Alliance belongs to the past, along with the overall network of permanent defence alliances set up after World War II between the US and its European and Asian-Pacific allies. This is the result of basic and lasting changes in the international system, not simply or primarily the consequence of the Bush Administration’s assertiveness. However, this "death of NATO" does not preclude under certain conditions the establishment of a new strategic partnership between North America and the European Union.

However, such a US-European partnership will not thrive if the Europeans continue to act as if the US were in charge of the security of our Kantian paradise. A weak Europe is a recipe for non-partnership with the US.

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