States, International Organizations and Strategic Partnerships
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States, International Organizations and Strategic Partnerships

Edited by Lucyna Czechowska, Andriy Tyushka, Agata Domachowska, Karolina Gawron-Tabor and Joanna Piechowiak-Lamparska

In post-Cold War international relations, strategic partnerships are an emerging and distinct analytical and political category critical in understanding the dynamics of contemporary strategic cooperation between states and International Organizations. However, the idea of strategic partnerships has remained under-theorized and overshadowed by the alliance theory. Addressing this clear-cut gap in the International Relations/Foreign Policy Analysis literature, this book originally endeavors to theorize and empirically test the analytical model of strategic partnerships as a new form of sustainable international cooperation in times of globalized interdependence and turbulence.
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Chapter 7: Between cooperation and competition: the strategic partnership between the European Union and the US

Karolina Gawron-Tabor


The strategic partnership between the European Union and the United States is one of the most complex and multi-layered (economic, diplomatic, societal, and security-related) strategic relationships for both partners. The EU–US partnership is built upon the shared commitment to democracy, the rule of law, civil liberties, and open markets – the very core foundations of their actorness as such. However, this strategically significant relationship has actually not been formalized. The current framework for the EU–US partnership is still provided by the New Transatlantic Agenda of 1995. Gradually deepened and broadened, the partnership features several levels of bilateral strategic interaction, including the highest – summitry – level comprised of political leaders from the US, the European Commission and the EU Presidency. The element limiting the cooperation is the rivalry between the partners, regarding the economic issues and management of international problems.

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