Perceptions and policy in transatlantic relations. Prospective visions from the US and Europe

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Publication Date 2009
ISBN 978-0-415-45487-2 (Hbk); 978-0-415-45488-9 (Pbk)
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This book examines the recent tensions between Western Europe and the United States over such issues as transatlantic security, policies towards terrorism and relations with Russia and the former Soviet Union, against the broader background of perceptions and misperceptions in transatlantic relations.

Drawing on Professor Robert Jervis’ work, Perceptions and Misperceptions in International Politics, this book examines whether Jervis’ thesis has a new relevance given the current challenges in transatlantic relations. Some of the issues examined include:

- perceptions and misperceptions in general focusing on US foreign policy, issues of decision-making and implementation and issues of alliance management
- the capacity of the United States and the European Union to cooperate effectively within the broader transatlantic framework
- studies focusing on the ‘alliance security dilemma’ and the transatlantic security community
- case studies of transatlantic relations in the ‘war on terror’ and relations with Russia
- the present and future of the ‘western alliance’.

1. Introduction
2. Aliances, Perceptions and Current Friction - Robert Jervis
3. Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Relations - Rubén Herrero de Castro
4. An American View of Transatlantic Relations - Robert J. Lieber
5. Trends on European Foreign and Security Policy since September 2001 - Michael Smith
6. How Transatlantic Relations Can Reinforce the EU Role as an International Actor - Natividad Fernández Sola
7. Perceptions on US Policy, Transatlantic Relations and Alliance Security Dilemma - David García Cantalapiedra
8. The End of the Euro-Atlantic Pluralistic Security Community? The New Agenda of Transatlantic Security Relations in the Global Political System - Carla Monteleone
9. Terrorism and Homeland Security - Carlos Echeverría Jesús
10. Putin’s Energy Policy in European and Transatlantic Perspective - Alex Marshall

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