Now fully revised and updated, this accessible and astute text provides a full interpretive history of the transatlantic alliance and explores critical developments in U.S.-European relations. Stanley R. Sloan considers the ongoing pattern of U.S. unilateralism and its consequences as the transatlantic and intra-European debate over Iraq produced deep splits among the allies and seriously eroded European trust in U.S. leadership. Ironically, at the same time, the United States and Europe have made historic choices concerning NATO's future, not only continuing the process of enlarging alliance membership but also expanding NATO's missions to include peacekeeping and enforcement without geographic limitation. Sloan also enlarges on his ideas for a new Euro-Atlantic pact, a call that has now been echoing in both European and American quarters. Assessing both the good and bad news for the alliance, this book remains a central text for college and university courses on U.S.-European relations and transatlantic security issues and thought-provoking reading for all citizens concerned about future U.S. foreign policy and Europe's role in it.
Stanley R. Sloan is president of VIC-Vermont, a private consulting firm; visiting scholar at Middlebury College; and founding director of the Atlantic Community Initiative. An internationally recognized expert on defense and foreign policy, he has over thirty years of experience as a government foreign and security policy analyst.
Chapter 1 The Bargain as a Framework for Analysis Chapter 2 Genesis of the Bargain Chapter 3 The Transatlantic Bargain Revised Chapter 4 The Bargain through the Cold War, 1954-1989 Chapter 5 The United States and Europe at the End of the Cold War: Some Fundamental Factors Chapter 6 NATO's Post-Cold War Military Missions in Theory and Practice Chapter 7 NATO Nuclear Strategy and Missile Defense Chapter 8 NATO Outreach and Enlargement: The Legacy of Harmel Chapter 9 A New Transatlantic Bargain Taking Shape: From ESDI to ESDP Chapter 10 The Transatlantic Bargain Challenged: September 11 and Iraq Chapter 11 Meeting the Challenge Chapter 12 Toward a New Atlantic Community