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A Hybrid Relationship

Transatlantic Security Cooperation beyond NATO


Peter Schmidt

Transatlantic security cooperation has developed into a hybrid object. This necessitates a look beyond the two institutional cornerstones of cooperation, NATO and the bilateral EU-US relationship. The book addresses the historical and current conceptions of transatlantic security relations and analyzes new ‘platforms’ for cooperation such as the EU-3 initiative in regard to Iran, various forms of EU-NATO cooperation as well as the Middle East Quartet. The contributors examine the member states’ perspective on the relationship and discuss some new areas for action including a CFSP caucus in NATO, a reversed Berlin-plus agreement, a «Joint Transatlantic Nation-Building Task Force», and common criteria for stability operations on both sides of the Atlantic. The message throughout the book: there is no ‘master plan’ for strengthening transatlantic relations, but strong reasons to move forward with a sense of pragmatism.
Contents: Peter Schmidt: Acknowledgements and Introduction – Klaus Scharioth: Responding to the Challenges of Globalisation and the Need for a Transatlantic Community – David G. Haglund/Jay Nathwani: NATO’s Past, Present and Future: Theoretical Aspects – Volker Heise: European Security and Defence Policy in Transatlantic Relations: Minding the Gaps – John Van Oudenaren: From Atlantic Community to Atlantic Partnership and Beyond: American Conceptions of the Transatlantic Relationship since 1945 – Peter Schmidt: European Conceptions of the Transatlantic Relationship: Historical Overview and Some Conceptual Issues – Sebastian Harnisch: Minilateralisms, Formal Institutions and Transatlantic Cooperation: The EU-3 Initiative vis-à-vis Iran’s Nuclear Program – Charles C. Pentland: Berlin Plus or Minus? ESDP, NATO and Division of Labor – Frank Kupferschmidt: EU and NATO as «Strategic Partners»: The Balkans Experience – Andrea Charron/Benjamin Zyla/Jane Boulden: NATO, the EU and Darfur: Separate but Together – Markus Kaim: The Quartet Experience: Establishment and Results – Robert E. Hunter: The Quartet Experience: A New Platform for Transatlantic Relations? – Stephanie Hofmann/Ronja Kempin: Through the Transatlantic Looking Glass: France and the U.S., yet Another Special Relationship? – Frank Kupferschmidt: The United Kingdom between Transatlantic Relationship and European Integration: Pragmatism Put to the Test – Helga Haftendorn: The View from Berlin: Germany as a Self-assured European Middle Power – Kai-Olaf Lang: Preserving the Alliance, Going European and Knotting Direct Ties: Poland’s Euroatlanticism in Transition – Heinz Kramer: Turkey and the Transatlantic Alliance – Bo Huldt: Neutrality and Transatlanticism – Michael Schmunk: A Joint Transatlantic Nation-Building Task-Force – Seth G. Jones: Transatlantic Stability Operations: The Use of Overwhelming Force – Volker Heise/Peter Schmidt: NATO and EU: Reversing Berlin-Plus? – Eckhard Lübkemeier: NATO and a European (CFSP) Caucus – John van Oudenaren/Peter Schmidt: Round-up. Moving Forward with a Sense of Pragmatism.