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Author Eekelen, W. F. van (Willem Frederik), 1931-

Title From words to deeds : the continuing debate on European security / Willem van Eekelen
Published Brussels : Centre for European Policy Studies ; Geneva : Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, [2006]


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 MELB  355.03304 Eek/Fwt  AVAILABLE
Description iii, 350 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Political context and the search for Europe's destiny -- 2. Progress in practice -- NATO in Kosovo -- Elaboration under the Portuguese oresidency -- Nice was not nice -- Malaise in 2001 -- 3. Terrorism strikes - adjustment to new threats -- Mandate for the Spanish presidency of 2002 -- Conflict prevention -- 4. Transatlantic crossroads --Pillar, bridge, identity and separate or autonomous capability? -- NATO and the EU play leap-frog -- 5. Convention on the Future of Europe -- Working groups -- Barnier report -- Draft Constitution -- Iraq and the failure of coercive diplomacy -- Solidarity clauses -- 6. Progress on a Security Strategy -- 7. Towards an EU Armaments Agency -- 8. Justified Intervention -- Prevention and pre-emption -- When is it right to fight? -- Kofi Annan responds -- 9. Question of 'What For?' under Different Scenarios -- Modalities for action -- Strategic thinking -- Transatlantic troubles -- Whither Europe?
Summary Since the Treaty of Amsterdam came into force in 1999, the European Union has progressively incorporated military security into its broad spectrum of activities and worked to build up its military capabilities. In this new book, Willem van Eekelen, a diplomat-turned-politician, charts the progression of the European security and defence policy, its difficult and even competitive relationship with NATO and the development of a European security strategy. From Words to Deeds explores new threats linking internal and external security and the emerging concept of the 'responsibility to protect' in the context of UN peacekeeping missions. He describes the innovative changes proposed by the European Convention, which might survive the rejection of the Constitutional Treaty in France and the Netherlands. He presents how the European Defence Agency could play a major role in the interface between communitarian and intergovernmental activities and bridge the gap between operational requirements and research, development and acquisition.--Publishers website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-332) and index
Subject European Union -- Military policy.
European cooperation.
National security -- Europe.
Europe -- Military policy.
European Union countries -- Military policy.
LC no. 2007366315
ISBN 9290796073
Other Titles Continuing debate on European security