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How to Achieve Defence Cooperation in Europe?

The Subregional Approach

By Bence Nemeth

Published

May 23, 2022

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529209433

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press

Published

May 23, 2022

Page count

208 pages

ISBN

978-1529209457

Dimensions

Imprint

Bristol University Press
How to Achieve Defence Cooperation in Europe?

This timely analysis of security in Europe identifies the factors that enable and hinder the creation of networks of defence cooperation across the continent.

Going beyond regional arrangements established by NATO and the European Union, the book considers the sub-regional level by focusing on bilateral and minilateral defence collaborations. It provides a new conceptual framework to assess the rationales, leadership and the complex dynamics within these alliances, and highlights how they shape and interact with NATO and EU initiatives.

Bence Nemeth is the Teaching Fellow in International Diplomacy at the Defence Studies Department, King’s College London, where he teaches military officers at the UK Defence Academy.

1. Introduction

2. Multinational Defence Cooperation in Europe

3. Conceptualizing Defence Cooperation

4. The European Security Community

5. Defence Budgets

6. Previous Defence Collaborations

7. Strong Leadership and Chemistry

8. Supportive Political Milieu

9. How to Achieve Defence Cooperation in Europe

10. Conclusion

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