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Strategic Insights: Strategic Implications of Brexit

Author: Dr John R Deni The momentous decision of British voters to leave the European Union (EU) is already having major repercussions in both economics and politics. In the former, investors fled uncertainty for more stable opportunities, while in the latter there are already calls for another Scottish independence referendum. In the worlds of defense …

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The Hour of Truth: The Conflict in Ukraine–Implications for Europe’s Energy Security and the Lessons for the U.S. Army

Author: Mr Ivan Benovic, Dr Ariel Cohen Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, a number of gas disputes between Russia and Central and Eastern European countries have unveiled the strategic dependence of Europe on Russian piped gas. The recent Ukrainian crisis demonstrated that Europe has a desperate need to improve the security of its …

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A Transatlantic Bargain for the 21st Century: The United States, Europe, and the Transatlantic Alliance

Author: Dr Ellen Hallams In the 21st century, the transatlantic bargain that has framed the relationship between the United States and its NATO allies is under more scrutiny than ever before. In a changed geopolitical environment, one characterized by the complexity of modern military operations, the growing power of China, and a climate of economic …

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European Security: Washington’s Shaping Strategy in Action

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank, Dr William T Johnsen, Dr Thomas-Durell Young Notwithstanding the claims of some in the United States, European affairs continue to dominate U.S. foreign policy and strategic thinking. The end of the Cold War has not seen any blurring of the focus of U.S. officials on European affairs. Managing the implications …

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Mediterranean Security into the Coming Millennium

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank The papers included in this volume represent just such an effort to lay a firmer foundation for this continuing dialogue and to bring together different points of view. In October 1998, the Strategic Studies Institute, assisted by Pepperdine University, assembled a distinguished group of analysts from the United States, Europe, …

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Finnish Security and European Security Policy

Author: Dr Stephen J Blank In 1995 Finland joined the European Union (EU). This action culminated several years of a fundamental reorientation of Finnish security policy as Finland moved from the neutrality imposed on it by the Soviet Union to a policy with a priority on European integration through the European Union. Finland, in joining …

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The European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy: Central issues . . . Key Players

Author: Dr Fraser Cameron, Prof Roy Ginsberg, Mr Josef Janning The role of the European Union (EU) as a key international economic player is both highly developed and widely recognized. The Union’s profile as an international political actor is much more limited, even though its activities are considerable. One of the principal objectives of the …

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