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Just Another Major Crisis?: The United States and Europe since 2000

Geir Lundestad


The Iraq War in 2003 led to a deep crisis in American–European relations. France and Germany, not Russia and China, emerged as the major critics of the US intervention. Some spoke about the death of NATO, to be replaced by “coalitions of the willing”; more temperate voices referred to transatlantic drift. Deep structural forces were allegedly at work: the end of the cold war, a turn to the right in the United States, the emergence of a more independent Europe. Yet, there had always been crises in NATO. They had come and gone ever since the organization was founded in 1949. In George W. Bush's ... More

Keywords: United States, George W. Bush, the Europe, France, Germany, NATO, crises, past

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199552030
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552030.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geir Lundestad, editor
Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute and Professor of international history at the University of Oslo.

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