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Relationship Between The European Union ( Eu ) And The North Atlantic Trade Organization

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Abstract This paper analyzes the multifaceted and ever evolving relationship between the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Trade Organization (NATO). With the globalization of security concerns and with the series of major terrorist attacks beginning on September 11, 2001, cooperation between these two major powers is becoming increasingly important and hotly debated. In this day and age international security is of the utmost importance. The world leaders in international security are the North Atlantic Trade Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU). This paper explores the relationship between these two institutions in the context of security policies, members, global effect, and the participation and influence of the United States.

Introduction A separation has existed between the EU and NATO since there founding’s, however, with the growing realization that the concerns facing the international community can no longer be managed by these organizations individually the issue of how the relationship between these organizations will progress is being pushed into the forethought of political debate. Given the extent of the transatlantic relationship, congressional foreign policy activities, and interests frequently involve Europe, the relationship between the United States and the European Union (EU) has become increasingly significant in recent years. This relationship is likely to grow even more important. In this context, Members of Congress
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