The European Security Forum is a joint initiative of the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), launched in late 2000. The objective of the Forum is to bring together senior officials and experts from EU and Euro-Atlantic Partnership countries, including the United States and Russia, to discuss security issues of strategic importance to Europe. The Forum is jointly directed by CEPS and the IISS and is hosted by CEPS in Brussels.
This first volume of Readings in European Security contains the complete set of working papers commissioned by the Forum since its founding through November 2002 (Nos. 1-9). Each set of papers is prefaced by an Introduction by the Chairman, François Heisbourg, Director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique in Paris. The papers are written by independent experts presenting EU, US and Russian viewpoints on the topic.