US Policy Towards European Integration, 1969–1974: Continuing Patterns

  • Joseph M. Siracusa
  • Hang Thi Thuy Nguyen
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Abstract

Siracusa and Nguyen offer a detailed discussion of the Nixon administration’s efforts to oppose the Congress’s proposal for reducing US military expenditure and troop levels in Europe and to cement the Atlantic partnership. The authors also look into US support for British entry into the European Community. Siracusa and Nguyen illustrate clearly that the United States-EC alliance was necessary for both Washington and the Western European capitals, and for world stability. The authors show that the main questions for the United States and the European Community were how to balance their mutual economic and strategic interests and how the US and Western European policymakers coordinate and concert their actions. Siracusa and Nguyen conclude that the Nixon administration did not discontinue traditional support for European integration and the partnership between the United States and the European Community remained intimate, yet troubled.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph M. Siracusa
    • 1
  • Hang Thi Thuy Nguyen
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Melbourne Institute of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Diplomatic Academy of VietnamHanoiVietnam

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