What threatens Europe ?

Whereas risk management and leading « chosen wars » characterized the strategic landscape in the 1990s, the classic notion of « threat » has come back to center stage since the attacks on September 11th, with, especially, the exacerbation of risk factors in the Middle East, the failure of non-proliferation policies, and the access of non-State actors to mass destruction. This new situation marks the end of the post-Cold War era and calls for decisions which include the evolution of American and Russian security policies and would involve, for instance, as what regards Europe, the integration of security measures as well as interior and exterior defense measures, the extension of the scope of European Security and Defense Policy, the reinforcement of force projection means, and the redefining of the fighting policy against proliferation. – Summary AFRI-2002