Blind Spots in the Czech Debate about European Security Cover Image

Bílá místa v ceské diskuzi o evropské bezpecnosti
Blind Spots in the Czech Debate about European Security

Author(s): Radek Khol
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Ústav mezinárodních vztahů

Summary/Abstract: The Contemporary Czech discussion on the European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP) is dealing with issues, which are either overly focused on the Czech Republic (CR), or else no longer considered topical by the rest of Europe. Neither the problems in participation for countries like the CR, nor hesitancy about the need to construct an ESDP, are very interesting for Europe. The current European debate on the ESDP is focused on a different set of problems. And if the CR wants to maintain any influence on the development of this EU policy, it should get involved in it. Some circles in the current EU discussion are more concerned about the longer-term direction and support the basic principles of the ESDP

  • Issue Year: 37/2002
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 67-80
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Czech