This article will analyze the role of the European Communities (EC) in the area of conflict resolution by examining the Persian Gulf War and the EC's response to that crisis. Specifically, this article will attempt to answer several questions posed by the European Communities' involvement in conflict resolution. First, what are the EC's mechanisms for the resolution of external political disputes, and how effective were they during the Iraq-Kuwait conflict? Second, what factors constrain the process of making a common foreign policy in the EC? Finally, what institutional arrangements would enhance the EC's ability to implement a common foreign policy?
Donna G. Starr, An Analysis of European Political Cooperation During the Persian Gulf Crisis, 10 Penn St. Int'l L. Rev. 443 (1992).