Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2004

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719062117

Bookseller Code (06)


Redefining transatlantic security relations

The challenge of change

Dieter Mahncke, Wyn Rees, and Wayne Thompson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The transatlantic security relationship is currently in the midst of a crisis - the causes of this crisis since the end of the Cold War and the recent consequences are the focus of this timely book
  • The security relationship has been at the heart of transatlantic cooperation since the onset of the Cold War and has been the foundation on which the stability of Europe has been built
  • Recent events such as the 1999 war in Kosovo, the European Union's decision to create a Rapid Reaction Force and the US policy of proceeding with a ballistic missile defence capability have all contributed to tensions in transatlantic relations, and are all considered here
  • Also examined are the issues surrounding the US-led 'War on Terrorism', following the attacks of September 11 2001, and the war against Iraq
  • This book looks at the three main facets of the transatlantic security relationship: the defence of Europe, global challenges and new security threats

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