Presentation - "Of Paradise and Power", Robert Kagan
Résumé de l'exposé
In his book, Kagan presents a very interesting point of view. He shows that, whether Europeans or Americans want to accept it or not, everybody has to recognize objectively, that American and European interests are sharply diverging today and that the transatlantic relationship has changed after the end of the Cold War. Kagan thinks "Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus" and this is unfortunately not a transitory situation: it has actually been developing in both American and European geopolitics since the collapse of the USSR and September 11th has only made it more obvious for the international community. The major reason for this divergence is the power gap between the two sides of the Atlantic. America's "power " that is its military capability, is not comparable to the European one. With its technology, its weapons and military forces, its finance, the US are much more powerful than the European Union, which seems "weak" today.
Sommaire de l'exposé
I) The Power Gap: The Strong and the Weak
A. The EU and the USA: two sons of the Enlightenments, and different historical and institutional backgrounds
B. Of Power and Weakness
II) Is still the West? An emerging strugge between two distincts visions of the International Order
A. The Post-Modern Paradise of Europe: A Vanguard or an Ivory Tower?
B. The USA and the International Order: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
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