Natalia Touzovskaia

Natalia Touzovskaia
Address: Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences
125 993, Moscow, Mokhovaya st. 11-3 B, Russia

Telephone: + 7 916 626 67 56


EU-NATO Relations In the Transforming International Security Landscape

A profound transformation that both NATO and the EU experience now partly goes in the same direction: NATO is building up to its traditional defense clause new security dimensions and the EU is launching soft security tools as well as hard military capabilities. The nature and functions of these two institutions remaining different, their aims become closer and their capabilities are being shaped to achieve the same goal: provide Europe and its neighborhood with peace and security. The arising questions therefore are: what modus vivendi will the EU and NATO find and how will it correspond to modus operandi? How do these two actors coexist and does their declared level of cooperation correspond to practical interaction? Is it possible to consider any labor division between them or they are competing against each other now and in future? The subject of the study is considered to be developing relations of two security actors the EU and NATO, inscribed in a European security context; that is to say: the complex of aims set by these two actors, their institutional and operational means and the modalities of their interaction. The tasks of the study and its structure are as follows: - Analyzing conceptual basis of EU-NATO relations: the goals of each security actor, their visions of each other, as well as the officially declared level of cooperation, its benefits and limits. - Studying the means of EU-NATO interaction, their limits and level of autonomy regarding: a) institution-building b) military crisis management capabilities c) financial resources. - Examination of projects in place: operation Althea in Bosnia and Herzegovina and EU-NATO interaction during the crisis management efforts in Darfur, Sudan. - Defining the implications of EU-NATO interaction has for European security environment and for Russia as one of its major players.









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Currently works as a Senior Producer at the BBC Russian Service, Moscow office, as well as a part time Research Fellow at the Institute of Europe, RAS