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The EU and its strategic partners: a critical assessment of the EU’s strategic partnerships

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This new Handbook brings together key experts on European security from the academic and policy worlds to examine the European Union (EU) as an international security actor. In the two decades since the end of the Cold War, the EU has gradually emerged as an autonomous actor in the field of security, aiming to safeguard European security by improving global security. However, the EU’s development as a security actor has certainly not remained uncontested, either by academics or by policy-makers, some of whom see the rise of the EU as a threat to their national and/or transatlantic policy outlook.

in S. Biscop and R. Whitman (eds), The Routledge Handbook on European Security, Abingdon: Routledge.
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