The Vital Partnership is a political, historical, and intellectual assessment of the transatlantic relationship between the United States and Europe that is, according to Simon Serfaty, clearly at a crossroads. Serfaty calls on the Bush administration to work with the Europeans to craft a new transatlantic charter, which will require three things: the EU and member states must assume a larger role in global relations; NATO must be willing and able to act locally to protect European security; America and the EU must implement a strategic security compact in the post-9/11 world.
Simon Serfaty is the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy and senior adviser for the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also a senior professor and eminent scholar of U.S. foreign policy at Old Dominion University. His books include Memories of Europe's Future: Farewell to Yesteryear and Stay the Course. Serfaty currently resides in Washington, D.C.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Temptation of Empire Chapter 5 A Critical Juncture Chapter 6 In Defense of American Policies Chapter 7 A Challenging Europe Chapter 8 Power and Order Chapter 9 Notes Chapter 10 Selected Bibliography Chapter 11 Index Chapter 12 About the Author