European Security Strategy

804 WordsJul 7, 20184 Pages
The establishment of the European Union (EU) solidified a united political, economic, and defensive front creating a Supranational Organization (Lucas, 1999, no page). With the assistance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the United States, the EU has developed a comprehensive security strategy responsible for leading the coalition’s objectives for mutual solidarity, global stabilization, and defense. To address security threats both regionally and globally set forth by the European Security Strategy (ESS), considerations were developed which encompass both cultural domains of geography and development. The integration of independent states through organizations such as the United Nations, the EU and NATO have…show more content…
The EU recognizes that developmental efforts applied to individual cultural entities induce stability and a pro-western belief system (CS L2, 2013, 17). This framework serves to foster the integration of international partnerships with neighboring states and global partnerships with international powers such as the United States, Russia, the African Union, and the United Nations to pursue global stability through political, financial, and military efforts. The EU has also developed plans to invest and integrate with international organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), (MERCOSER) and, Interpol to provide assistance in the foundation and continuance of an effective law and order structure, as well as fair trade principles within emerging democracies, and to assist recovering states with re-establishing financial and governmental integrity. These results will lead to an enhanced strategic position and level of security for the EU and its allies The ESS has recognized regional stability as a top priority for the EU. Conflicts in the Balkans, the persistent threat of war between Israel and Palestine, cultural revolutions along the Mediterranean’s southern shores, and fierce conflicts along the EU’s border all play an integral role in the
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