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Author Gordon, Philip H., 1962-

Title Allies at war : America, Europe, and the crisis over Iraq / Philip H. Gordon and Jeremy Shapiro.

Publication Info. New York : McGraw-Hill, [2004]
©2004

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 Richard A Mautino Memorial Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RAMG-8  956.7044 GOR    AVAILABLE
Description vi, 266 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "A Brookings Institution Book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-255) and index.
Contents The Alliance before Iraq -- From cold war to Clinton -- Bush and Europe: the growing divide -- The Iraq crisis -- The sources of disagreement -- Toward crisis -- The transatlantic split -- The vicious circle -- What next? -- Restoring the alliance.
Summary "From the 1956 Suez Crisis to the disputes over US military intervention in Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s, the history of the post-World War II American-European alliance is one of nearly continuous diplomatic crisis. Yet, no matter how deep the divisions or bitter that dispute, in the end, the allies always found ways to rise above their differences and preserve the integrity of an alliance that, by the late 1990s, had become the most successful in world history." "The diplomatic wrangling over the war in Iraq produced the worst transatlantic crisis in nearly fifth years, and for the first time leaders in both the United States and Europe are seriously questioning the viability and, indeed, even the value of the alliance. But is this latest crisis really so different from all those that came before it? Is it, as some contend, the culmination of an inevitable process of dissolution that began with the end of the Cold War and become clear after 9/11? Is the fragile US-European alliance and the world order it supports coming unraveled?" "In Allies at War, distinguished Brookings analysts Philip Gordon and Jeremy Shapiro provide answers to these and other critical questions about the current crisis in US-European relations and its implications for the future." "To help put the current crisis into context the authors trace the evolution of American-European relations since World War II. They describe how deep ideological differences that emerged at the end of the Cold War and disputes over the Balkans, Iran, and Iraq during the Clinton years already had some analysts questioning if the alliance would survive. They explain how the Bush administration's "cowboy diplomacy" helped bring already simmering tensions to a boil. And they provide a detailed, inside account of the events leading up to the Iraq crisis, describing how a series of disastrous diplomatic missteps turned a legitimate disagreement over how to deal with a rogue regime into a crisis that threatened the alliance's every existence." "Finally, in response to those who would say good riddance to an alliance that has given the West fifty years of unprecedented economic and political stability, the authors explain why continued US-European cooperation is essential to global security and prosperity. In an age of terrorism and globalization, they argue, no country or continent, no matter how strong, can stand alone. Allies at War offers concrete prescriptions for mending the rifts that have opened in our relationship and cementing an even stronger alliance - one strong enough to weather the challenges of a post-9/11 world."--Jacket.
Subject Politique étrangère.
UE/CE Relations extérieures.
Alliances.
OTAN.
Conflits internationaux.
Relations internationales.
UE/CE Etats membres.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Buitenlandse betrekkingen.
Politieke crises.
Golfoorlog (2003)
Alliance interétatique.
Guerre d'Irak (2003)
Politique étrangère.
Guerre d'Irak (2003) -- Pays de l'Union européenne.
Irakkrieg.
Außenpolitik.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Iraq.
Iraq -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Pays de l'Union européenne -- Relations extérieures -- Irak.
Irak -- Relations extérieures -- Pays de l'Union européenne.
Pays de l'Union européenne -- Relations extérieures -- États-Unis.
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- Pays de l'Union européenne.
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- Irak.
Irak -- Relations extérieures -- États-Unis.
Etats-Unis d'Amérique.
Irak.
Europe -- European Union countries. (OCoLC)fst01269470
Iraq. (OCoLC)fst01205757
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
États-Unis.
Irak.
Pays de l'Union européenne.
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- Pays de l'Union européenne -- 1990- ...
Irak -- Relations extérieures -- États-Unis -- 1990- ...
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- Irak -- 1990- ...
Irak -- Relations extérieures -- Pays de l'Union européenne -- 1990- ...
Pays de l'Union européenne -- Relations extérieures -- Irak -- 1990- ...
Pays de l'Union européenne -- Relations extérieures -- États-Unis -- 1990- ...
Irak.
USA.
Europäische Union.
Indexed Term Europe
United States
Foreign policy alignment
International defence relations
Iraq War
Diplomacy
State ideologies
Overseas item
Added Author Shapiro, Jeremy.
Other Form: Online version: Gordon, Philip H., 1962- Allies at war. New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2004 (OCoLC)606356977
Online version: Gordon, Philip H., 1962- Allies at war. New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2004 (OCoLC)607447194
ISBN 0071441204 (hardcover ;) (alk. paper)
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