The Strategy of the United States for The EU Security after The Cold War
Volume 12, Issue 39, Pages 195-221
AbstractThe United States contributed after the second World War to the creation of a european security and defense identity under the NATO leadership, as well as the reconstruction of Europe's economy through the Marshall Plan. These American steps have succeeded in curbing the Soviet and thus starting to rebuild Europe in a different way from the ideas of previous period before the World War II, making capitalist Europe as a strategic partner for the United States in the same performance in tackling the changes in the world.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the socialist camp faltered, provoking a European debate over importance of the NATO's continued to European security.
European demands for security independence emerged away from the United States, but the crises like in the Balkans after the Cold War might the European could not cope with it while Americans want Europe to assume greater responsibility if it really wants to be actual partner.
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