An Opportune Moment for a Shared Euro-Atlantic Security Strategy
May 18, 2009
September 11 came late in Europe, but nearly eight years after 2001, it is there. In each of Europe’s main countries, as well as between them and the United States, the analysis of the changing security environment is converging. Germany’s weissbuch (October 2006) and France’s livre blanc (June 2008) overlapped with the most recent national strategy papers released by Britain (March 2008) and the United States (March 2006), which were all compatible, too, with the NATO Comprehensive Policy Guidelines of November 2007 and the European Council’s Report on the Implementation of the European Security Strategy of December 2008.