The Woodrow Wilson Center Press
European Defense Cooperation: Asset or Threat to NATO?
This study surveys post World War II efforts to enhance practical cooperation among European countries in the provision and use of military forces. The author, a distinguished former defense official of the U.K., begins with the earliest proposals for cooperation in 1947 and provides a succinct summary of collective security efforts since then. The main focus of the study is the European Defense and Security Policy (EDSP) project launched by European Union heads of government at their Cologne meeting in June 1999. Quinlan reviews the major issues and future prospects regarding this important initiative, and argues for a collective European defense that will complement but not supersede the role of NATO.
What People are Saying
"This book offers seasoned judgments by an authoritative British observer regarding a topic central to the future of both NATO and the European Union. It will make an important contribution to public understanding of the issues on both sides of the Atlantic."--David S. Yost, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, author of NATO Transformed: The Alliance's New Roles in International Security
"Quinlan's interpretation takes pains to present all sides of the issue without editorial, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of current European defence planning." -- Alex Wieland, The European Journal
Chapter 1 Cold War History
Chapter 2 The Road to St. Malo
Chapter 3 The New European Defense Project
Chapter 4 The Journey Ahead
Chapter 5 Conclusion