2C - Transatlantic Relationship US initial reaction to CSDP...

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Transatlantic Relationship US initial reaction to CSDP o Madeleine Albright’s 3 D’s: yes you can have self-reliance, but don’t become a challenger to the US EU reaction to US reaction to CSDP 3 Ds: Madeline Albright o Decoupling—the EU should not be separated from NATO o Duplication—CSDP should not duplicate NATO’s capabilities o Discrimination—CSDP should not discriminate against non-EU countries Various US perspectives o Pro CSDP Isolationist Americans think the US was overstretched so needs help in international system o Con CSDP CSDP is empty Or CSDP could be a threat Various European perspectives o Atlanticists: CSDP can help NATO, or even be advantageous on its own o Neutrals (Sweden, Austria, Finland, Ireland): don’t like that CSDP is military power, but it represents autonomy from NATO o Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg: NATO is a priority o Spain: CSDP will achieve national objectives o France: Wants EU to have a greater voice in NATO Changes under: o Clinton Initial reaction: 3 D’s Spectrum of voices after that Transatlantic diplomacy provided reassurances o Bush Early endorsements of CSDP Bush thought European military force benefited US interests Wanted Europeans to take more responsibility for the transatlantic relationship Actions that could reduce NATO’s effectiveness by confusing duplications or by perturbing the transatlantic link would not be positive. Indeed they run the risk of injecting instability into enormously
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