This booklet examines how the ecu Union can pursue a grand approach and develop into a special worldwide actor in an international of rising nice powers.
At the grand strategic point, its sheer monetary dimension makes the european a world strength. although, the european must remember that many foreign actors proceed to degree strength generally by means of assessing army strength. to maintain its prestige as an fiscal strength, hence, the european has to develop into an influence around the board, which calls for a grand technique, and the potential and the desire to proactively pursue one. The authors of this e-book objective to illustrate that the ecu can strengthen a purposive but special grand approach that preserves the value-based nature of european exterior motion whereas additionally safeguarding its very important monetary interests.
The booklet analyses the prevailing army strength of the ecu Union and its bottom-up nature, which leads to a national-based concentration within the member-states, impeding deployment strength. a scientific realignment of nationwide defence making plans on the strategic point will let each one member-states to concentration its defence attempt at the correct services, make maximal use of pooling and specialization, and give a contribution to multinational tasks which will tackle Europe’s strategic potential shortfalls. a better Europe will hence consequence, it's argued, a true worldwide actor, that could then turn into an equivalent strategic accomplice to the us, resulting in a revitalized Transatlantic partnership in turn.
This publication can be of curiosity to scholars of army experiences, eu Union coverage, strategic reviews and diplomacy generally.