Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fourth Annual Transatlantic Security Symposium: "The End of National European Armies?"

Video is now available of a March 2011 symposium at the University of Illinois that examined the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP), the implications of security force integration for EU and US foreign policies, and how close we are to a "European Army."


Symposium panelists: Jean-Yves Haine (University of Toronto); Jolyon Howorth (Yale University); Alistair Shepherd (Aberystwyth University)

Organizers: the European Union Center and the Program in Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security (ACDIS) at the University of Illinois, with funding support from US Department of Education Title VI and European Commission grants

Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Studies and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois

Video length: 93 mins. 49 secs.

Topics include: National European armies; the likelihood of an organized, deployable European Union defense force; historical events leading to the Lisbon Treaty; current European Union (EU) policy; military action by the EU; the US and EU defence relationship; NATO; European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP); the European Union's Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP); Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union; UK-France Defence Cooperation Treaty; Helsinki Headline Goal; Maastricht Treaty; St. Malo.


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