Ambassador Rockwell A. Schnabel and Francis X. Rocca give readers a compelling and provocative inside look at the people and issues that will decide whether the world's most consequential partnership flourishes or flounders. While alerting readers to the economic and geopolitical challenges posed by a stronger EU, the authors reject the complacency of those who see American "unipolarity" as a license to neglect our allies, or those who entertain the illusion that we can "divide and conquer" Europe. This book will make clear why the U.S. must work with the EU-or expect the EU to work against it.
Rockwell A. Schnabel was the United States ambassador to the European Union from 2001 to 2005; ambassador to Finland under President Ronald Reagan; and Deputy Secretary of Commerce under President George H. W. Bush. A longtime businessman, he is the advisory director, co-founder, and former chairman of Trident Capital. Ambassador Schnabel was born in the Netherlands, where he attended Trinity College. He lives in Los Angeles. Francis X. Rocca is an American journalist based in Rome. He has written about European business, politics, and culture for the Wall Street Journal, Time, Forbes, the Chronicle of Higher Education, BusinessWeek, the Atlantic Monthly, and the American Spectator, among other publications. He is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B.) and Yale University (Ph.D.).
Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 A Very Brief History of European Integration Chapter 3 The European Union as an Economic Superpower Chapter 4 The European Union as a Geopolitical Superpower Chapter 5 The European Union as a Cultural Superpower Chapter 6 Dealing with the European Union Chapter 7 Lobbying the European Union Part 8 A New Chapter? Part 9 Appendix I: The European Union Institutions Part 10 Appendix II: A Personal Tour of the European Union Member States