The Atlantic Alliance Under Stress: US-European Relations by David M. Andrews

By David M. Andrews

This e-book examines the explanations and effects of the problem in Atlantic relatives that followed the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. A dstinguished team of political scientists and historians from Europe and the U.S. tackles those concerns. The authors' collective concentration isn't at the conflict itself, or the way it was once performed, or maybe the placement in Iraq both earlier than or after the clash. in its place, the obstacle over Iraq is the place to begin for an exam of transatlantic relatives and in particular the Atlantic alliance, an exam that's cross-national in scope and multi-disciplinary in process.

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Even more important, NATO has been the USA’s primary instrument for taking charge in Atlantic affairs. The EU is really the only power that, in the foreseeable future, could challenge the United States for the top position in international affairs; it would therefore be self-defeating for the Bush or any other administration to abandon such a useful instrument, particularly when there is nothing to take NATO’s 19 20 Lundestad, The United States and Western Europe Since 1945, pp. 77–86; but compare Marc Trachtenberg’s analysis in this volume, chapter 9.

22–29; Antony Lerman, ‘‘Sense on Antisemitism,’’ Prospect 77 (August 2002), pp. ,’’ Financial Times, November 16, 2002; Linda Grant, ‘‘America’s Liberal Jews,’’ Prospect 84 (March 2003), pp. 52–54; Tony Judt, ‘‘The Way We Live Now,’’ New York Review of Books, March 27, 2003, pp. 6–10; Anatol Lieven, ‘‘Speaking Up,’’ Prospect 86 (May 2003), pp. 24–27; and Michael Brenner, ‘‘Juden und Normalita¨t’’ [Jews and Normality], Su¨ddeutsche Zeitung, August 14, 2003. Timothy Garton Ash, ‘‘Anti-Europeanism in America,’’ New York Review of Books, February 13, 2003, pp.

At the same time, terrorism is only the newest and most dramatic example of the fact that globalization has finally begun to challenge the sovereignty even of the United States. The outside world is intruding more and more on the United States, in a variety of ways. Economically, the United States is much more dependent on exports and imports than it used to be, and new organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) have more ‘‘bite’’ than their predecessors. Similar developments are taking place in the environmental and cultural fields.

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