This collection of papers looks at Southern European policies toward the Mediterranean from a transatlantic point of view. In this framework, what affects and shapes Southern European countries’ policies toward the Mediterranean is less the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue as such (NATO’s specific policy toward the area) than transatlantic relations, that is relations with the United States. The first four papers examine the Mediterranean policies of four Southern European countries, namely France, Greece, Italy, and Spain. These country-specific papers are followed by a paper that considers Southern Europe as a whole in the framework of Mediterranean transatlantic relations.
1. Foreword, Roberto Aliboni
2. France, the United States, and the Mediterranean: From Competition to Cooperation From a Transatlantic Perspective, Jean-François Daguzan
3. The Evolving Mediterranean Perspective of Greece in the Transatlantic Context, Thanos Dokos
4. Italy’s Mediterranean Policy From a Transatlantic Perspective, Valter Coralluzzo
5. Spain and the Mediterranean From a Transatlantic Perspective, Jordi Vaquer i Fanés and Eduard Soler i Lecha
6. Southern Europe and the Mediterranean: From Cold War to the Arab Spring, Roberto Aliboni