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Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 251–272 | Cite as

Turning security importers to exporters? US strategy and cooperation with Northern Europe since 1993

  • Ingrid LundestadEmail author
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Abstract

Transatlantic burden-sharing debates often centre on defence expenditures and participation in missions out-of-area. An analysis of US strategy for cooperation with Nordic and Baltic countries during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama presidencies reveals how the United States has worked to promote security export much more broadly. It pursued contributions through in-area military installations, military partnership and missions, and political/economic cooperation promoting security and stability in Northern Europe, the Euro-Atlantic area, and far away. Global strategies and specific thinking regarding contributions from this region formed US policies. Developments were not linear; the United States took on commitments, even as it promoted increased burden-sharing.

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the United States burden-sharing cooperation Nordic Baltic 

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  1. 1.Norwegian Institute for Defence StudiesNorwegian Defence University CollegeOsloNorway

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