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The European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy__Central Issues . . . Key Players

The European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy__Central Issues . . . Key Players

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1995 Publication by the United States Military Strategic Studies Institute
1995 Publication by the United States Military Strategic Studies Institute

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Strategic Outreach Roundtableand Conference ReportTHE EUROPEAN UNION'S COMMON FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY:CENTRAL ISSUES . . . KEY PLAYERSFraser CameronRoy GinsbergJosef Janning With a Summary of Discussion by:Stuart MacKintoshSponsored byThe Strategic Studies Institute,The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies of theThe Johns Hopkins Universityand Delegation of the European Commission to the United States Washington, DC May 10, 1995
 
ii*******This document was edited by Thomas-Durell Young and WilliamT. Johnsen of the Strategic Studies Institute; who, with LilyGardner Feldman, served as organizers of this roundtable.*******The views expressed in this report are those of the authorsand do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position ofthe Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or theU.S. Government. This report is approved for public release,distribution is unlimited.
 
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The role of the European Union (EU) as a key internationaleconomic player is both highly developed and widely recognized.The Union's profile as an international political actor is muchmore limited, even though its activities are considerable. One ofthe principal objectives of the workshop on "The Common Foreignand Security Policy [CFSP] of the European Union: Germany's DualRole as Architect and Constrictor" was to familiarize Americanpolicy and research communities with the realities of thestructure, practice and limits of this policy initiative. Theworkshop, held on May 10, 1995, and sponsored by the AmericanInstitute for Contemporary German Studies, the U.S. Army WarCollege, and the Delegation of the European Commission to theUnited States, also highlighted the special role Germany hasplayed in the development of the CFSP, while considering, aswell, the contributions of France and the United Kingdom.The future course of the CFSP matters to the United Statesas it raises questions about the nature of sovereign decisionmaking on the part of principal American allies. Will theseallies increasingly come to the table with singular collectivepositions? Will such a development enhance European stability?Will greater European unity diminish U.S. influence? How willNATO accommodate the change? The resolution of these issues inthe early years of the coming century will have a profound impacton U.S. European relations and gives added salience to thisreport.The workshop involved presentations by Fraser Cameron(European Commission, Brussels), Roy Ginsberg (Skidmore Collegeand Center for Strategic and International Studies), JosefJanning, (Forschungsgruppe Europa, Universität Mainz), whosepapers are reproduced in this volume; commentary by DanielHamilton (U.S. Department of State), Philip Thomas (BritishEmbassy), Lily Gardner Feldman (American Institute forContemporary German Studies), Gerd Wagner (Embassy of the FederalRepublic of Germany), Karen Donfried (Congressional ResearchService), Pierre Buhler (Embassy of France); and extendeddiscussion with the audience. Mr Stuart Mackintosh has provided asuperb summary of the discussions.We are pleased to provide these proceedings to encourage a

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