Serfaty argues that U.S. interests in Europe have become so significant as to create an increasingly common Euro-Atlantic space from which disentanglement is longer possible. The reality of this space does t mean an Americanization of Europe any more than it does the Europeanization of America. Serfaty points to the ways the United States is connected to Europe, the areas of friction, and the outlook for future common interests and joint approaches to challenges throughout the world. By pointing to the ways the United States is connected to Europe, by examining the areas of friction, and projecting future common interests and joint approaches to challenges throughout the world, Serfaty shows why staying the course is vital to European as well as American interests. A significant analysis for scholars, researchers, and policy makers concerned with contemporary American and European foreign policy and relations.
SIMON SERFATY is Professor of U.S. Foreign Policy with the Graduate Programs in International Studies at Old Dominion University. He also serves as Senior Associate and Director of European Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. Professor Serfaty has published extensively on current foreign affairs issues. Among his publications are Taking Europe Seriously (1992) and After Reagan: False Starts, Missed Opportunities and New Beginnings (1989).