This Chaillot Paper examines burdensharing patterns between the United States and Europe, focusing in particular on the time period since the 9/11 attacks. It does so by analysing military and civilian burdensharing activities undertaken to address the high-priority challenges identified in the 2002 US National Security Strategy (NSS) and the 2003 European Security Strategy (ESS). The four principal questions addressed in the paper are as follows:
1. What are the principal security challenges facing the United States and Europe?
2. Given these security challenges, what are the main military and civilian tools available to address them?
3. What are the patterns of transatlantic...