A Chronology of European Security and Defence 1945-2006 is a unique and authoritative source of reference for all those with an interest in European defence and security over the last 60 years. An extensively annotated chronology, the book offers a blow-by-blow account of the events thathave shaped the Europe of today. The book carefully places each event in context, explaining what happened, where, when, and why. Month-by-month, year-by-year Europe's recent past is laid out and explained. With its accessible layout, rich detail, and balanced analysis, the book will be essentialreading and reference for scholars, students, policy-makers and policy-analysts alike.