EU-U.S. Security Strategies

Comparative Scenarios and Recommendations

The partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United States is of central importance in addressing a multitude of complex global challenges. Despite recurrent ups and downs, EU-U.S. cooperation remains the most economically significant and integrated relationship in the world. Europe and the United States have long been drivers of global economic prosperity, accounting for half of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), 40 percent of trade, and 80 percent of official development assistance. Yet it has been the political and security arenas that have always provided the crucial test of the partnership’s effectiveness, durability, and solidarity. The capstone of this partnership was the inauguration of the New Transatlantic Agenda in 1995, which has emerged as a core element of the transatlantic relationship by promoting and encouraging a transatlantic response to global security challenges and promoting, inter alia, peace and stability.

Istituto Affari Internazionali: Riccardo Alcaro, Valerio Briani, Jean-Pierre Darnis, Federica Di Camillo, Ettore Greco, Alessandro Marrone, Sandra Mezzadri, Valérie Miranda, Nicolò Sartori, Stefano Silvestri, Anna Veclani; and

Swedish Institute of International Affairs: Jan Joel Andersson, Erik Brattberg, Mark Rhinard, Bengt Sundelius; and

Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique Yves Boyer, Jean-François Daguzan, Philippe Gros, Camille Grand, Hélène Masson, Lucia Marta, Elisande Nexon; and

Center for Strategic and International Studies Guy Ben-Ari, David Berteau, Ben Bodurian, Michael Cass-Anthony, T.J. Cipoletti, Heather Conley, Stephen Flanagan, Priscilla Hermann, Manuel Lafont-Rapnouil, Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Amanda Tuninetti