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The evolution of the European Union Security Strategy: Towards the establishment of a European Army?

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By George Koukakis, Senior Researcher KEDISA


The article aims to present the different threat perception of the European Union described in its three (2003, 2016 and 2022) Security Strategies, and how this perception has affected the European Union’s strategic planning. In addition, it attempts to elucidate the cause-effect relation between security threats and the elements of the European Union Security Strategies, also assessing the possibility of the establishment of a European Army in the context of the on-going threat posed by the Russian war in Ukraine.

The author uses the comparative analysis method of research, applying the variation-finding comparison as the preferred research instrument, as it facilitates the systematic examination of differences among the European Union Security Strategies and provides the advantage of producing a principle that extends readily to new cases.


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