Accession Number : ADA282631

Title :   An Even Closer Union. European Integration and Its Implications for the Future of U.S. - European Relations.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Steinberg, James B.

Report Date : 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 196

Abstract : Spurred on by the Single European Act of 1987 and by the plan to complete the Single Market by January 1, 1993, European integration has grown in scope and ambition with the profound changes in Europe's political and security landscape over the past several years. The Maastricht Treaty, agreed to at a meeting of the European heads of state and government on December 9-10, 1991, was a further step in the evolution of the European Community that in turn triggered a far-reaching debate on the future of European integration. This report examines how the process of European integration has has shaped and will shape the future European economic, political, and security environment and assesses the implications of these developments for U.S. policy. It covers developments up to the European Community summit in Edinburgh on December 11-12, 1992. It contributes to a larger project on the future U.S. role in Europe and implications for the United States Army. The broader project examines Europe's evolution since the end of the bloc-to-bloc system and the future U.S. and U.S. Army role in and contribution to European security

Descriptors :   *EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *FOREIGN POLICY, *POLITICAL ALLIANCES, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, NATIONAL SECURITY, NATIONAL DEFENSE, UNITED STATES, LEGISLATION, TREATIES, FORECASTING, PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE