The Present European Security Situation with reference to the Respective National Interests
erschienen in der Publikation "Security Political Dialogue 2001 (3/01)" (ISBN: 3-901328-59-9) - Oktober 2001
Under the present conditions, it has become impossible to consider the security situation of any European country isolated from the others.
The growing complexity of the security interests of European countries, the rapid and cost-intensive development of western military technology as well as the augmentation of the legitimacy and chances of success of a multinational approach in the realisation of security-political strategies have led to a reformation of the relationship of national to European security politics.
New security-political challenges and a complex combination of risks and threats have replaced the clear-cut scenario dominated by military threat. They may stem form a variety of political, economical, military, social, cultural, information-technological or ecological causes.