Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 1–5 | Cite as

Community of values or conflict of interests? Transatlantic relations in perspective

  • Barbara Zanchetta


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    President Kennedy’s quote refers to his famous 26 June 1963 speech delivered in West Berlin.Google Scholar
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    The French newspaper (which is not traditionally considered pro-American) headlined ‘Nous sommes tous americains’ days after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC.Google Scholar
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    The reference is to Kissinger’s ‘Year of Europe’ speech, delivered in New York on 23 April 1973.Google Scholar
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    Robert Kagan, Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order (New York: Knopf, 2003).Google Scholar
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    Geir Lundestad made this basic point during his keynote speech held at the ‘Conflict and Community: Transatlantic Relations during the Cold War’ conference in Tampere, Finland on 12 May 2008.Google Scholar
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    Victor Gavin (University of Barcelona) — his contribution is part of this volume.Google Scholar
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    Piers Ludlow (London School of Economics) — his contribution is part of this volume.Google Scholar
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    Andreas Wenger and Daniel Möckli (Center for Strategic Studies, ETH Zurich) presented a paper entitled ‘Power Shifts and New Security Needs: NATO, European Identity, and the Reorganization of the West, 1967–1975; Helga Haftendorn (Free University of Berlin) presented a paper entitled ‘Détente as a Contentious Issue in Transatlantic Relations’.Google Scholar
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    Garret Martin (George Washington University) presented a paper entitled ‘All (not so) Quiet on the Western front: General de Gaulle’s Challenge to the Transatlantic Partnership, 1958–1969’.Google Scholar
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    Giovanni Bernardini (University of Padova) — his contribution is part of this volume.Google Scholar
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    Edoardo Sorvillo (University of Roma Tre) — his contribution is part of this volume.Google Scholar
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    For example: Fiorella Favino (University of Florence) presented a paper entitled ‘Common Problems, Common Interests, Common Values: G7 Summits and the Reconstruction of the Cohesion of the West (1975–78)’. Sarah Synder’s (Yale University) and Duccio Basosi’s (University of Florence) contributions are part of this volume.Google Scholar
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    For example: Valur Ingimundarson (University of Iceland) presented a paper entitled ‘Testing Western Solidarity: The Tensions in Iceland’s Relations with the United States, Britain, and NATO in the 1970s,’ and Effie Pedaliu (University of West England) presented a paper entitled A Discordant Note: NATO and the Greek Junta, 1967–74’.Google Scholar
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    Of NATO Ambassadors in particular, thanks to Anna Locher’s (Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich) contribution entitled ‘Transatlantic Minds. The NATO Ambassa-dors in the Difficult 1960s’.Google Scholar
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    The views and objectives of the Soviet Union, for example, were analysed by Natalia Yegorova (Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences) in her paper ‘The Soviet Leadership Assessments of the Schuman and Pleven Plans,’ and by Suvi Kansikas (University of Helsinki) in her paper ‘Soviet EEC policy in the 1970s: Rapprochement as a Means to Break the Western Alliance’.Google Scholar
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    For example, Riikka Nisonen (University of Helsinki) presented a paper entitled ‘The Prague Spring of Science — Czechoslovak Scientists Raising the Iron Curtain,’ and Libora Oates-Indruchová (Masaryk University and Collegium Budapest Institute for Advanced Study) presented a paper entitled ‘The East—West Divide in Czechoslovak Sciences after 1968: Political Regulations and Their Fictional Representations’.Google Scholar
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    For example, Pia Koivunen (University of Tampere) presented a paper entitled ‘“Super-power Game” at the World Youth Festivals — Cultural Cold War in the 1940s–1960s’.Google Scholar
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    See, in particular, Geir Lundestad, ed., Just another Major Crisis? The United States and Europe since 2000 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).Google Scholar
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    Our partners: The Cold War Studies Centre, London School of Economics; The Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA), Italy; The Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich; The Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki. Our sponsors: Academy of Finland; University of Tampere; US Embassy in Finland; Tampere University Foundation; Federation of Finnish Learned Societies.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Zanchetta
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  1. 1.University of TampereItaly

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