The common foreign and security policy : the European Union's quest for being a coherent and effective actor in global politics

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2004
Kaya, Taylan Özgür
The objective of this thesis is to evaluate European States̕ efforts to develop a coherent and effective foreign and security policy in the context of historical evolution of the CFSP. In this thesis, European States̕ efforts to develop a coherent and effective foreign and security policy will be evaluated in three international political contexts. First period is Post World War II Period, second one is Post-Cold War Period and third one is Post September 11 Period. In the context of Post World War II period, European States̕ efforts to develop a coherent and effective foreign and security policy is shaped by the conditions of Cold War, Bipolar World and threat of Soviet expansionism towards Western Europe and characterized by the attempts such as European Defence Community, Fouchet Plan and European Political Cooperation. In the context of Post-Cold War period, European States̕ efforts to develop a coherent and effective foreign and security policy were shaped by ex-Yugoslavian Conflict in early 90s which brought new security challenges such as ethnic conflicts and instability in the ex-Communist States in Central and Eastern Europe. EU̕s attempts were characterized by the CFSP which was launched by the Maastricht Treaty and the CESDP which emerged after Kosovo War with Saint Malo Declaration as defence dimension of the CFSP. In the context of Post September 11 period, European States̕ efforts to develop a coherent and effective foreign and security policy were shaped by global fight against international terrorism. EU̕s attempts were characterized by adoption of European Security Strategy which accepted international terrorism, organized crime and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction as key threats towards Europe and aimed at developing a coherent vision of strategic objectives, shared threat assessment for European States in order to prevent divisions among

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T. Ö. Kaya, “The common foreign and security policy : the European Union’s quest for being a coherent and effective actor in global politics,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2004.