Policy Paper 63
 

Quelles priorités pour la PSDC ?

Daniel Keohane, Directeur du département Affaires Stratégiques, FRIDE —
If the EU is to have an effective foreign policy in the future, it will need a clear sense of its strategic priorities, and what it is prepared to do through its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The combination of a more turbulent neighbourhood, the US re-balance toward Asia, the shift in global military power and their own deep defence budget cuts should encourage EU governments to cooperate more closely on defence matters. However, assessing how global military power is changing, and how that may impact upon European security and foreign policy interests deserves much more attention from EU governments. In future, alongside a geographic focus on Europe’s broad neighbourhood and helping to tackle some key threats to European security, CSDP should contribute to protecting vital European interests as well as projecting European values.

|   13/02/2013             |   Daniel Keohane             |   Europe dans le monde
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Ce Policy Paper est une contribution de Daniel Keohane (Fride, Bruxelles) au projet Think Global – Act European (TGAE). Thinking Strategically about the EU’s external action dirigé par Notre Europe – Institut Jacques Delors (rapport disponible en mars 2013, dir. Elvire Fabry, Chercheur Senior, Notre Europe – Institut Jacques Delors).

 

If the EU is to have an effective foreign policy in the future, it will need a clear sense of its strategic priorities, and what it is prepared to do through its Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP). The combination of a more turbulent neighbourhood, the US re-balance toward Asia, the shift in global military power and their own deep defence budget cuts should encourage EU governments to cooperate more closely on defence matters. However, assessing how global military power is changing, and how that may impact upon European security and foreign policy interests deserves much more attention from EU governments. In future, alongside a geographic focus on Europe’s broad neighbourhood and helping to tackle some key threats to European security, CSDP should contribute to protecting vital European interests as well as projecting European values.

 

 

 

 

Avant la publication du rapport final présentant les recommandations clés des16 think tanks mobilisés dans ce projet, 5 séries de Policy Papers portent sur les sujets suivants : PSDC, Voisinage de l’UE, Ressources stratégiques, Migration et Politiques économiques.

 

Ce Policy Paper fait partie de la série intitulée « Comment les Européens peuvent-ils rester crédibles avec des capacités de défense réduites ? », qui comprend les contributions de Nick Witney (ECFR, London), Jean-Pierre Darnis (IAI, Rome),Ronja Kempin (SWP, Berlin) et Jan Techau (Carnegie Europe, Bruxelles).

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