European Union Security and Defense Policy: Response to Unipolarity?

@article{Posen2006EuropeanUS,
  title={European Union Security and Defense Policy: Response to Unipolarity?},
  author={Barry r. Posen},
  journal={Security Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={149 - 186}
}
The European Union has, since 1999, moved deliberately, if slowly, to develop the capability to undertake autonomously a range of demanding political military operations beyond Europe's borders. This effort, the European Security and Defense Policy (esdp), is a puzzle insofar as post-Cold War Europe is very secure, and most European nations are members of an established alliance, the u.s.-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization. esdp is best explained by the international relations theory known… Expand
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