Strategic and political changes in Europe and the Persian Gulf bode well for the future security of both regions. However, while the unification of Europe into one political-security system may not be an unreasonable long-term ambition, it faces significant short-term problems. Hence, it is not a realistic current-term option for the assurance of European security .
Yetiv, Steve A.
"The Transatlantic Dimension of Persian Gulf Security,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 44
, Article 5.
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