This observatory looks at the broad and complex question of EU Foreign and Security policies. Many European institutions are involved in the process and have a say in designing and shaping policies. However, Member States, especially Britain, France and Germany, remain the main decision-makers. The Common Security and Defense Policy has been an active instrument since 2003 for promoting security and stability in military and civilian missions in several continents. A select list of think tanks offers a comprehensive starting point to the study of the question of EU foreign and security policy.


BOOKS:

Howorth, Jolyon. 2007. The Security and Defence Policy in the European Union. Palgrave Macmillan

Jones, Seth G. 2007. The Rise of European Security Cooperation. Cambridge University Press

Mérand, Frédéric; Foucault, Martial; Irondelle, Bastien (Eds.) 2011.European Security since the Fall of the Berlin Wall. University of Toronto Press

Meyer, Chritoph. 2006. The Quest for a European Strategic Culture. Changing Norms on Security and Defence in the European Union. Palgrave Macmillan


ARTICLE:

Bickerton, Chris J.; Irondelle, Bastien. 2011. Security Co-operation Beyond the Nation-State: the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy. Journal of Common Market Studies. 49: 1. 1-21.

Dominguez, Roberto. 2007. Iran: A New Challenge to EU Foreign Policy.  EUMA. Vol. 4. No. 20. August.

Fernández Sola, Natividad. 2009. The New External Action Service of the EU: A European Diplomatic Entity in the making? EUMA. Vol. 6. No. 8. May.

Hofmann, Stéphanie. 2011. Why Institutional Overlap Matters: CSDP in the European Security Architecture. Journal of Common Market Studies. 49:1. 101-120.

Larivé, Maxime. 2011. The Building of the US Missile Shield in Europe. The Triangular Relationship: US, EU, Russia. EUMA. Vol. 11. No. 8. June.

Meyer, Christoph; Strickmann, Eva. 2011. Solidifying Constructivism: How Material and Ideational Factors Interact in European Defence. Journal of Common Market Studies. 49:1. 61-81.

Serra Massansalvador, Francesc. 2010. Russia’s Foreign Policy in a World in Crisis. A Long Path Path to Fluid and ‘Normal’ Relations. Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Series. Vol. 10. No. 4. May.

Vogel, Heinrich. 2009. Russia-EU: A Dangerous Relationship? Jean Monnet/Robert Schuman Paper Series. Vol. 9. No. 4. March.  


EU INSTITUTIONS:


INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


National institutions


THINK TANKS:


STATISTICAL TOOLS


EUROPEAN MEDIA