Accession Number : ADA140574

Title :   Transatlantic Policy Divergencies: Implications for the United States.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Pfaltzgraff,R. L. , Jr

Report Date : 13 MAR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 538

Abstract : Never in its troubled history has the Atlantic Alliance faced simultaneously such a large number of issues that divide its members and, in particular, separate the United States and some, if not all, of its allies in Western Europe. The purpose of this Report is to identify issue categories that already divide, or are likely to be divisive, in the transatlantic relationship into the early years of the next decade for the following policy purposes: to take timely action to minimize such threats to Alliance cohesion; to indicate those issue areas in which the United States, if necessary, must be prepared to act unilaterally in support of interests that are not as fully shared by West European allies; and to develop an understanding of issues in which one or more members of the Atlantic Alliance share interests and threat perceptions that furnish the basis for collaborative action based on a 'coalition of the willing.' Issues over which the Atlantic allies may divide can be delineated into essentially three categories: East-West political and technology transfer questions; NATO force structure, military modernization and arms control programs; and the out-of-area security problem confronting one or more Alliance members.

Descriptors :   *Political science, *International relations, *Western Europe, *United States, *National security, East West Relations, International trade, Technology transfer, Arms control, Threats, USSR, NATO, Foreign policy

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE