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The evolving European security architecture
Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis and Kostas Ifantis

Wörner, the concept is ‘the next logical step in the adaptation of our force structures’. Quoted in Cornish, ‘European Security’, p. 763. Ibid., p. 764. Ibid., p. 768. Aybet, NATO’s Developing Role, pp. 52–3. Stuart Croft, ‘Guaranteeing Europe’s Security? Enlarging NATO Again’, International Affairs, 78:1, January 2002, p. 108. See Paul Cornish and Geoffrey Edwards, ‘Beyond the EU/NATO Dichotomy: the Beginnings of a European Strategic Culture’, International Affairs, 77:3, July 2001, p. 588. See Declaration of the European Council on ‘Strengthening the Common European

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The study of European Union relations with Mercosur
Arantza Gomez Arana

the zone of security around Europe and to strengthen the international order. However, he argues that the EU is failing as a strategic actor because it does not yet have the necessary ‘strategic culture’. It could perhaps be argued that the problem now is not necessarily a lack of capabilities but a lack of will. In fact, in the European Security Strategy, the EU very much accepts that ‘it should be more capable and responsible’ (Aggestam 2008: 1). Howorth (2010) offers one of the most detailed accounts in relation to the concept of the EU as a strategic actor

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