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Towards a new European Global Security Strategy: challenges and Opportunities

Korosteleva, Elena and Merheim-Eyre, Igor and Van Gils, Eske and Mnatsakanyan, Irena (2015) Towards a new European Global Security Strategy: challenges and Opportunities. Working paper. Global Europe Centre, School of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent

Abstract

This report briefly examines the interplay between the European security strategic vision and capabilities, its institutional architecture and policy implementation practices, with a particular focus on the EU consular affairs, EU democracy promotion and EU engagement in frozen conflicts under the Neighbourhood Policy (Appendices 1-3). This report contends that in order for the EU to develop an effective and sustainable global security strategy, it first, has to reconcile the vision of its strategic priorities within its inter- and intra-institutional settings. Second, a serious effort is required to develop an integrated view on European security, which does not only focus on the internal dimensions of the EU Security strategy (capabilities), but also equally draws on its external aspects - a genuinely inclusive approach that would blur internal and external dimensions of security. For this to succeed a deeper understanding of a partnership-building process (especially of strategic partnership) is needed. Finally, while legitimation of the new security vision is essential within the EU, a greater emphasis should be placed on its external environment, which must not only include a cross-cutting approach to multiple policy instruments as suggested by the EEAs, but more essentially, their connection with the interests and needs of third parties. Case-studies in appendices elaborate further on some specific aspects of the EU security within the eastern neighbourhood context.

Item Type: Monograph (Working paper)
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations > Global Europe Centre
Depositing User: Elena Korosteleva
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2016 15:23 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:06 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54564 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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