Changing Transatlantic Security Relations Do the U.S, the EU and Russia Form a New Strategic Triangle?

by Jan Hallenberg

Part of the Contemporary Security Studies Series

Changing Transatlantic Security Relations Do the U.S, the EU and Russia Form a New Strategic Triangle? Synopsis

This new book shows how the idea of a strategic triangle can illuminate the security relationships among the United States, the European Union and Russia in the greater transatlantic sphere. This concept highlights how the relationships among these three actors may, on some issues, be closely related. A central question also follows directly from the use of the notion of the triangle: does the EU have actor capability in this policy sphere or will it get it in the future? The reason this is so important for our project is that only if the Union is regarded by the two other actors, and regards itself, as an actor in security policy does the strategic triangle really exists. Consequently, this book has a strong focus upon the development of the actor capability of the Union. In the case of the United States, it examines to what extent the concept of the strategic triangle has significance under each of five grand strategies that serve as alternative visions of the superpower's role in the world.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415544962
Publication date: 30th January 2009
Author: Jan Hallenberg
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 264 pages
Categories: International relations, Interdisciplinary studies,

About Jan Hallenberg

Jan Hallenberg is Professor at the Department of Security and Strategic Studies, Swedish National Defence College. Hakan Karlsson is Professor at the Department of Security and Strategic Studies, Swedish National Defence College.

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