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Pax Transatlantica: America and Europe in the Post-Cold War Era

Jussi M. Hanhimäki


Pax Transatlantica asserts that the recurrent transatlantic crises that have dominated headlines since the end of the Cold War, while not irrelevant, pale when set against the realities of shared interests and goals. It emphasizes three key factors. First, despite inflammatory and dismissive rhetoric, NATO continues to provide a solid security structure for its member states: an institutional framework of a Pax Transatlantica that has stood the test of time by expanding its remit and scope. Second, in a world concerned with the potential effects of trade wars (especially between the United Sta ... More

Keywords: Cold War, transatlantic relations, the “West”, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), European Union (EU), Global War on Terror (GWT), Third Way, populism, Atlanticism, liberal internationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190922160
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190922160.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jussi M. Hanhimäki, author
Professor of International History and Politics, Graduate Institute, Geneva