A dozen years have passed since the end of the Cold War, but the legacy remains in both Western and Eastern Europe. This workshop aims to bring together scholars and experts from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds to discuss the ways in which the detrimental effects on social, political and economic structures of the legacy can be alleviated.
The workshop will develop two aspects of this issue: the external security structure represented by NATO and the emerging EU security policy; and the internal security structure including threats to civil society and problems of political and economic transition. Four papers would be delivered in each of two sessions. Participation would be balanced between US and European contributors.
Session One: The Legacy of the Cold War on Europe's External Security Structure
NATO, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and Common Foreign- and Security Policy of the European Union: Cooperation or Competition?
The Transatlantic Imbalance: Why does the US still carry the burden of Europe's defense?
NATO Expansion and the Russian Reaction
The EU's CFSP and the Role of the Rapid Reaction Force
Session Two: The Legacy of the Cold War on Europe's Internal Security and Stability
Nuclear Safety and the Problem of Nuclear and Other Radioactive Material
Immigration and Asylum Issues in the Light of EU Enlargement
Economic Stability and the Incorporation of the Transition Economies
The Political Legacy of the Cold War and the Development of Democratic Institutions in Central and Eastern Europe