This book is an exploration of the post-9/11 global security situation at a moment in history when profound changes are dramatically altering the traditional dynamics of international affairs. American unilateralism in international security matters, most clearly demonstrated by the build-up to and conduct of the war in Iraq, co-exists uneasily with a continued US desire to involve as many active and reliable partners as possible in the war on terrorism. At a time when Europeans are more committed than ever to seeking peaceful and multilateral solutions to global challenges, the specific focus of our investigation is to examine the impact of the policy realignments that are now taking place in both the United States and Europe, with a detailed examination of the scope and nature of the future security challenges that face Europe, the transatlantic relationship and the wider international system after 9/11 and the Iraq war. In particular, the book examines the ongoing evolution in the long-standing security relationship between the United States and Europe. The authors in this book explore a wide range of issues, attitudes, policies and general approaches in an attempt to identify which of the various options currently available can contribute most to strengthening international security and stability.


Security Environment International Security Security Challenge European Security Threat Perception 
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  • Heinz Gartner
  • Ian M. Cuthbertson

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