A European Perspective

  • Simon Serfaty

Abstract

The transformations in Europe’s security environment that force our attention on new terms of Atlantic cooperation mark an historic turning-point. Ties between the United States and Western Europe took their current shape from stark conditions: the mortal threat from the East, and reliance on American power and leadership to counteract it. Disappearance of the threat itself reduces dependency on the US; shifting weights and competences in the Atlantic community reinforce the logic of striking a new transatlantic balance. How that transition is made, toward what new equilibrium point, is being influenced by a larger process — the political evolution of post-communist Europe. Today that evolution looks problematic.

Keywords

Depression Europe Arena Ghost Volatility 

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Notes

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    Hajo Holborn, The Political Collapse of Europe (New York: Knopf, 1951), p. xi.Google Scholar

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