There have been dramatic changes to the landscape of European security in the twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The essays in European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall collectively take stock of how approaches to security in Europe have changed, both in practice and in theory, since the end of the Cold War. Organized into three sections, this collection begins with an exploration of the broad changes in Europe's security environment relating to issues such as terrorism and the rising importance of energy security. The second section describes the adaptations of Europe's institutional framework, including the transformation of NATO and the evolution of European armed forces, while the closing essays examine regional security issues with the Middle East, the Balkans, and Russia. Covering a broad spectrum of theoretical approaches and written in a clear, engaging style, European Security Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall will illuminate European security debates for years to come.
Frederic Merand is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at l'Universite de Montreal. Martial Foucault is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at l'Universite de Montreal. Bastien Irondelle is a research fellow at CERI-Sciences PO Paris and Deakin Fellow (2009-2010) at St Antony's College, University of Oxford.
Acknowledgments * Theorizing Change in the European Security Environment byFrederic Merand, Bastien Irondelle, and Martial foucault PART I: The New Security Environment * Towards Security? The Politics of Managing Risks in Twenty-First-Century Europe by Alexandra Gheciu (University of Ottawa) * Understanding the Islamist Terrorist Threat to Europe by Bastian Giegerich and Raffaello Pantucci (International Institute of Strategic Studies) * Nuclear Weapons in Today's Europe: The Debate That Nobody Wants by Stefanie von Hlatky (McGill University) and Michel Fortmann (Universite dy Montreal) * Energy and Security in the European Union by Mmaya Jegen (Universite du Quebec a Montreal) PART II : The Transformation of European Security Institutions * Global Europe: An Emerging Strategic Actor by Sven Biscop (Egmont - The Royal Institute of International Affairs) * European Defence: Functional Transformation Under Way by Hanna Ojanen (Swedish Institute of International Affairs) * Geopolitics and the Atlantic Alliance by Sten Rynning (University of Southern Denmark) * The Transformation of European Armed Forces by Anthony Forster (Durham University) * Is There a European Way of War? by Pascal Vennesson (European University Institute), Fabian Breuer (European University Institute), Chiara de Franco (King's College London), and Ursula C. Schroeder (Free University, Berlin) PART III : Regional Challenges: Change and Continuity * The Year NATO Lost Russia by Vvincent Pouliot (McGill University) * Explaining EU Foreign Policy towards the Western Balkans by Eva Gross (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) * European Security and the Middle East Peace Process by Costanza Musu (University of Ottawa) * The Dynamics of European Security: A Research Agenda by Martial Foucault, Bastien Irondelle, and Frederic Merand Contributors Index