Transatlantic Counter Terrorism Cooperation

Author: Wyn Rees
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134323794
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An incisive new analysis of transatlantic security cooperation, probing the roots as well as the future directions of this key relationship in world affairs. Since the 1990s, this cooperation has expanded from traditional military security issues into countering terrorism, international organized crime and drug trafficking. This has injected new impetus into transatlantic relations to work together on matters such as intelligence sharing and law enforcement. The events of September 11th 2001 have forced these new patterns of cooperation to the forefront of transatlantic relations. While progress has been made, developing this area of cooperation has been more difficult than expected and this book examines the reasons why. The author argues that many of the difficulties are due to different approaches on either side of the Atlantic and the absence of a dedicated transatlantic security forum in which these issues could be pursued. Furthermore, European nations have been preoccupied with the building of the European Union and have been both reluctant and unable to enter into special patterns of cooperation with the US.

A Transatlantic Community of Law

Author: Elaine Fahey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107060516
Format: PDF
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This volume explores law's place in contemporary transatlantic relations and considers its institutional characteristics and trade and security rule-making.

The European Union s fight against terrorism

Author: Christopher Baker-Beall
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526100819
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This study examines the language of the European Union's (EU) response to the threat of terrorism. Since its re-emergence in the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the 'fight against terrorism' has come to represent a priority area of action for the EU. Drawing on interpretive approaches to International Relations a discourse theory of identity and counter-terrorism policy is outlined. Importantly, it shows how the 'fight against terrorism' structures the EU's response through the prism of identity, drawing our attention to the various 'others' that have come to form the target of EU's counter-terrorism policy. Through an extensive analysis of the wider societal impact of the 'fight against terrorism' discourse, the various ways in which this policy is contributing to the 'securitisation' of social and political life within Europe are revealed. It will be of great interest to academics, students, area studies experts and policy-makers studying International Relations, Security Studies, Critical Security Studies, Terrorism Studies, Critical Terrorism Studies or EU Politics.

Transatlantic Counter terrorism Cooperation

Author: Wyn Rees
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415331388
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Publisher description: The events of 9/11 brought the subject of international terrorism to the top of the global security agenda. This new book focuses on the way that the transatlantic allies have sought to combat international terrorism. Since the end of the Cold War, Europe and the United States have adapted the security regime that proved so effective in ensuring peace on the continent. Transatlantic counter-terrorism cooperation has required the full range of international instruments: from the use of military force and intelligence sharing to novel forms of working together such as over law enforcement and border security. Wyn Rees traces the development of transatlantic security relations, focussing on key issues such as: · The US-led "War on Terrorism" and whether it has resulted in convergence or divergence in US and European policies towards combating terrorism. · The importance of transatlantic organizations in channelling efforts to deal with the threat. · The pressure for both internal and external security cooperation in transatlantic relations. · The tensions and challenges that emanate from attempting to generate cooperation between unequal state actors. This text will greatly interest students and scholars of International Relations, International Security and Transatlantic Relations

The European Union and the United States

Author: Steven McGuire
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780333968512
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This is a major new text on the changing relationship between the European Union and the United States in the twenty-first century with a particular focus on the reasons for the contrast between the increasing policy convergence and interdependence of the US and EU on the one hand and their often intense competition on the other.


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From the PFP website: The Consortium is providing a family of publications, covering the full range of security studies, to an international standard of excellence, serving the military, civilian and academic needs of the Consortium membership. Currently, this family includes: Quarterly journal, Athena papers, Bulletins, Information papers.

Imbalance of power

Author: I. William Zartman
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
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Now that the clear delineations of the Cold War era are behind us, what are the contours of the international system? And what does the new reality mean for the United States, the acknowledged hegemon? Provocatively applying IR theory to the world of policy analysis, Imbalance of Power showcases current policy debates about the nature of both the international order and the role of the US within it.The authors bring to life concepts of realism, hegemony, liberalism, and constructivism, making it clear why these ideas are so relevant to understanding the challenges of world politics today. In the process, they address thorny issues of structure vs. policy, context vs. content, even determinism vs. choiceżshedding light on the shape of a seemingly amorphous system.

Transatlantic Perspectives on Security Imperatives

Author: Sławomir Dębski
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825806553
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The third volume of the Transatlantic Public Policy Series contains papers prepared by members of the Transatlantic Policy Consortium (TPC), representing American and European universities and institutions. The 13 contributions focus on the future of NATO, the possibilities of transatlantic cooperation in the Middle East problems, and the challenges to human security. The collection serves as an illustration of the state of the debate on security problems in transatlantic relations at this specific time. It will contribute to greater synergies of thinking and studies of global security pursued in American and European institutions.