Strategic Compass: the new security challenges in Europe. Will Europe overcome its legacy?

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Ευρωπαϊκή Διακυβέρνηση και Πολιτική
Library of the Faculties of Political Science and Public Administration, Communication and Mass Media Studies, Turkish and Modern Asian Studies, Sociology
Deposit date:
2023-04-21
Year:
2023
Author:
Karapatakis Dimitrios
Supervisors info:
Παναγιώτης Κ. Ιωακειμίδης, Ομότιμος καθηγητής, Τμήμα Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Σχολή Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών, ΕΚΠΑ
Παναγιώτης Τσάκωνας, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Σχολή Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών, ΕΚΠΑ
Τριαντάφυλλος Καρατράντος, Ειδικό διδακτικό προσωπικό, Τμήμα Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, Σχολή Οικονομικών και Πολιτικών Επιστημών, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Στρατηγική Πυξίδα: προβλήματα και προοπτικές στις νέες προκλήσεις ασφάλειας στην Ευρώπη: θα καταφέρει η Ε.Ε. να εκφύγει από την κληρονομιά της Κανονιστικής της Iσχύος;
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Strategic Compass: the new security challenges in Europe. Will Europe overcome its legacy?
Summary:
The ongoing russian-ukrainian crisis impacts geopolitics in Europe. The return of power politics and revisionism provide features of realism to the international actors’ relations, and a new cadre of security risks and threats. The EU, having an open theatre of war in its close neighbourhood, releases the Strategic Compass for Security and Defence, its new CFSP/CDSP paper, aiming to adopt the “language of power” and pursuing a new global role. This thesis examines to what extent is this possible and how EU can abolish the veil of its normative power; while, it discusses particular perspectives that occur with the publication of this policy paper and within the current geopolitical developments. Through a comparative with previous strategies in the field and based on recent literature review, the essay studies the realistic aspirations of the respective strategic objectives, examining how the change in the internal politics and the 27 Member States can overcome the institutionalised intergovernmental impediments in developing capabilities. If the so desired strategic autonomy of the EU remained a chimaera of its inception, then the EU’s role as hard power security provider appears to be a fallacy. Nevertheless, the return of NATO to the scene provides opportunities for the transformation of strategic autonomy to strategic cooperartion, alloowing thus more effective utilisation and further development of current mechanisms and tools in CSDP, and especially PESCO. In this regard, Putin plays a role in Europe’s integration, as past and recent history evidence that crisis in EU do have a integrative effect. To this end, time is critical, making the the research question concurrently important; replying to High Representative Josep Borrell “if not now, then when” with Thucydides’s relevant quote “time waits for no man”.
Main subject category:
Social, Political and Economic sciences
Keywords:
Strategic Compass, EU, NATO, strategy, autonomy, power, security, defence, CFSP, CSDP, PESCO, crisis, language of power
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
110
Number of pages:
52
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