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The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces

Hugo Meijer and Marco Wyss


The armed forces of Europe have undergone a dramatic transformation since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces provides the first comprehensive analysis of national security and defence policies, strategies, doctrines, capabilities, and military operations, as well as the alliances and partnerships of European armed forces in response to the security challenges Europe has faced since the end of the cold war. A truly cross-European comparison of the evolution of national defence policies and armed forces remains a notable blind spot in the ... More

Keywords: national armed forces, Europe, defence, transformation, common security and defence policy, alliances, security challenges, strategy and doctrine, military technology, military operations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198790501
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198790501.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hugo Meijer, editor
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, the European University Institute

Marco Wyss, editor
Lecturer in the International History of the Cold War, Lancaster University

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Hugo Meijer and Marco Wyss

Part I National Defence Policies: Major Powers

1 France

Olivier Schmitt and Sten Rynning

2 Germany

Ina Kraft

3 The United Kingdom

Andrew M. Dorman

4 Russia

Katarzyna Zysk

Part I National Defence Policies: Medium Powers

5 Italy

Fabrizio Coticchia

6 Poland

Andrew A. Michta

7 Spain and Portugal

Félix Arteaga

8 Turkey

Yaprak Gursoy

9 Ukraine

Leonid Polyakov

Part I National Defence Policies: Lesser Powers

10 Austria and Switzerland

Gunther Hauser and Mauro Mantovani

11 Baltic States

Masha Hedberg and Andres Kasekamp

12 Belarus

Flemming Splidsboel Hansen

13 Benelux Countries

Wim Klinkert

16 Serbia and Croatia

Filip Ejdus

17 Greece, Cyprus, and Albania

Dionysios Chourchoulis

18 Ireland

Ian Speller

19 Finland and Sweden

Jan Joel Andersson

20 Denmark and Norway

Magnus Petersson

Part II Alliances and Security Partnerships

23 Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Matthias Bieri and Christian Nünlist

25 Franco-German Defence and Security Cooperation

Ulrich Krotz and Katharina Wolf

Part III Security Challenges

27 State Failure

Robert I. Rotberg

30 Cyber-Security Challenges

Frédérick Douzet

Part IV Strategic and Doctrinal Responses

31 Land Warfare

Christopher Tuck

32 Sea Warfare

Peter Roberts

33 Air and Space Warfare

Christian F. Anrig

34 Counterinsurgency

Robert Egnell and Bruno Cardoso Reis

35 Counterterrorism

Dorle Hellmuth

37 Intelligence

Mark Phythian

38 Cyber Defence

Lucas Kello

Part V Defence and Technological Industrial Capabilities

39 Arms Procurement

Matthew Uttley

40 Defence Industrial Cooperation

Moritz Weiss and Felix Biermann

44 Cyber Capabilities

Vincent Boulanin

45 Space Capabilities

Keith Hayward

Part VI European Armed Forces in Action

47 UK Military Operations

Julian Lindley-French

50 CSDP Military Operations

Ulrich Krotz and Katerina Wright

51 NATO Operations

James Sperling and Mark Webber

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