This article examines U.S. efforts to build a broad international coalition in the area of missile defense. The basic formats of military cooperation with foreign countries in the deployment of the U.S. global missile defense system are described, as well as the principles of cooperation on the part of the United States.
The article focuses on the EU activity in peacekeeping and security as one of the growing trends in European development and external assistance policies. The institutional structure and the dynamics of geographical and sectoral distribution of EU international assistance are analyzed. Particular attention is paid to the institutional and legal changes in the organization and conduct of EU joint military operations according to the Lisbon Treaty, as well as to the peculiarities of military administration and financing mechanisms for EU peacekeeping operations.