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The rebirth of Europe
Pond, Elizabeth.
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Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, [1999]

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xiii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Images of Europe : skeptics vs. skeptical optimists -- The European Community during the Cold War -- German unification and Maastricht, 1989-93 -- Present at the second creation : NATO -- Present at the second creation : the EU and European Monetary Union -- Present at the rebirth : Poland and Central Europe -- Absent at the rebirth : the eastern Slavs -- Commencement de siècle -- Transatlantic coopetition : the United States as a European power.
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Arguing that we are seeing the development of a new post-national European system, this volume explores three major topics: European monetary union; the deepening of intra-EU co-operation; and the widening of the EU and NATO to take in central European members.

Author Notes

Elizabeth Pond is a journalist based in Germany. Currently a correspondent for the Washington Quarterly, she was the longtime European correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor

Table of Contents

Glossary of Abbreviations and Termsp. xi
Forewordp. 1
1 Images of Europe: Skeptics versus Skeptical Optimistsp. 6
Escape from Historyp. 10
Europe's Miraclesp. 14
American Skepticismp. 17
Birth Pangs and Birthp. 19
2 Prologue: The Fall of the Wallp. 24
The French-German Tandemp. 29
The EC and the Single Marketp. 31
3 Prologue: Maastrichtp. 39
The Maastricht Conferencep. 44
The Maastricht Hangover, 1992-93p. 50
4 Present at the Second Creation: NATOp. 55
The U.S. Engagementp. 55
Bosniap. 59
Poland and Enlargementp. 64
Ukraine and Other Neighborsp. 71
NATO-EU Synergyp. 76
5 Present at the Second Creation: The EU and European Monetary Unionp. 81
Crisis, 1994p. 81
Multispeed Europe, 1994-96p. 83
EMU as an Enginep. 92
Deepending and Widening, 1996-97p. 98
6 Present at the Rebirth: Poland and Central Europep. 105
Extraordinary Politicsp. 106
The Turnaroundp. 110
Ordinary Politicsp. 113
Catholics and Jewsp. 118
NATO and the European Unionp. 126
7 Absent at the Rebirth: The Eastern Slavsp. 136
Time of Troublesp. 136
The Chasm between the Poles and the Eastern Slavsp. 139
The Ukrainian Examplep. 142
The Death of Reformp. 147
How Far East Will the West Go?p. 153
8 Commencement de Siecle: EU "Domestic" Evolutionp. 154
EMUp. 159
Germany, France, and Britainp. 167
Widening and Deependingp. 173
9 Union 2000: Kosovo and Transatlantic Coopetitionp. 178
The "Revolution in Military Affairs" and U.S. Leadershipp. 181
European Security and Defense Identityp. 185
Common Foreign and Security Policyp. 191
The New American Connectionp. 194
EMUp. 200
Economy and Tradep. 205
Coopetitionp. 211
10 Epiloguep. 214
Notesp. 218
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 273
Interviewsp. 286
Indexp. 303