A EUROPEAN INTEGRATED FORCE FOR AN AMBITIOUS PERMANENT STRUCTURED COOPERATION

By FRANCESCO GUERZONI

 

This paper aims at showing a possible concept for a Permanent Structured Cooperation designed to provide the CSDP with a European Integrated Force. The first chapter clarifies what concrete objectives such a PESCO should have, the second chapter outlines its structure and legal basis whereas the third chapter shows how PESCO could set up a European Integrated Force, how participating Member States could align their defence cycles and give the EIF a high degree of strategic autonomy. The third chapter also gives some ideas on what relationship could PESCO have with neutral EU Member States and on how it could become the European pillar of NATO. Read more...

BUILDING A COMMON DEFENCE IN A FEDERAL UNION: WHAT CAN EUROPE LEARN FROM THE U.S. EXPERIENCE?

By DOMENICO MORO

This paper explores what lessons Europe can learn from the history of the United States in the development of a federal defence. It first focuses on the history and the challenges of the concept of “dual army” as core feature of the US defence framework since its creation. The US experience shows to Europe that a one-step leap from national armies to a single federal army is hardly possible and that a dual army system, consisting of a federal army dedicated mainly to external operations and national armies mainly dedicated to territorial defence in the strict sense, is more realistic for large continental federal states. Read more...

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