"Research conducted jointly by RAND Europe and the International Security and Defense Policy Center of RAND's National Defense Research Institute ..."--Page vi.
Includes bibliographical references.
Background -- Introduction -- The grand bargain of Berlin and Brussels -- Beyond Berlin: devil in the details (I) -- St. Malo and beyond -- The three Ds, and a fourth -- Defense capabilities and the defense capabilities initiative -- From Washington to Cologne -- Congress responds -- The Helsinki watershed -- After Helsinki: getting the NATO-EU relationship right -- Practical arrangements: devil in the details (II) -- Parallel tracks -- U.S. concerns crystallize -- Nice and beyond -- The New U.S. administration -- Sorting it out -- Striking the balance: a U.S. view -- Practical steps: building a transatlantic bridge, not a barrier -- Looking to the future.
The European Union's new European Security and Defense Policy is a major step toward full European integration, in parallel with progress toward a Common Foreign and Security Policy. This work tells the story of ESDP's relationship to NATO.