The Case for a European Defence Review
Why National-level Armed Forces Planning is Not Enough
The paper discusses the state of the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The authors point out that national preferences and traditions continue to play the decisive role in European defense planning. Despite the financial crisis and resulting austerity measures – and despite the often reiterated commitment to the CSDP vision – there is still a lack of resolve among EU Member States to building common ground in security and defense policy.
© 2012 Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
Marcel Dickow, Hilmar Linnenkamp, Christian Mölling
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