Southern Europe and the Mediterranean: National Approaches and Transatlantic Perspectives
This collection of papers looks at Southern European policies toward the Mediterranean from a transatlantic point of view. In this framework, what affects and shapes Southern European countries’ policies toward the Mediterranean is less the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue as such (NATO’s specific policy toward the area) than transatlantic relations, that is relations with the United States.
The first four papers examine the Mediterranean policies of four Southern European countries, namely France, Greece, Italy, and Spain. These country-specific papers are followed by a paper that considers Southern Europe as a whole in the framework of Mediterranean transatlantic relations.
The collection is written by Roberto Aliboni, director of the Mediterranean and Middle East Program, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, and senior research adviser, European Institute for the Mediterranean, Barcelona; Jean-François Daguzan, senior research fellow at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique, Paris, and editor-in-chief of the Maghreb-Machrek quarterly journal; Thanos Dokos, director-general of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Athens; Valter Coralluzzo, associate professor of political science and international relations, Department of Institutions and Society, University of Perugia, Italy; Jordi Vaquer i Fanés, director of the Barcelona Center for International Affairs (CIDOB); and Eduard Soler i Lecha, research fellow, CIDOB.