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"Transatlantic Cooperation and Influence: The Virtues of Crisis and Compromise"

Burwell, Frances G. (1999) "Transatlantic Cooperation and Influence: The Virtues of Crisis and Compromise". In: UNSPECIFIED, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Unpublished)

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    An examination of three episodes in which the United States sought European cooperation (on its own terms, admittedly) and was met with strong resistance, demonstrates that the process of overcoming that resistance-and thus having any hope for cooperation on disputed issues-is extremely complex, with many factors contributing to success or failure. Although definitive conclusions should not be drawn from three cases, two key lessons stand out. First, the successful exertion of influence may depend on the willingness and ability of one country to provoke a crisis, but then be able to manage that crisis so that it can be used to force a resolution. Second, even the country that seeks to “win” must be willing to compromise; in the game of international influence, nobody gets everything they want.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > EU-US
    EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    EU policies and themes > External relations > conflict resolution/crisis management
    EU policies and themes > External relations > international trade
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > agriculture policy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1999 (6th), June 2-5, 1999
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2007
    Page Range: p. 31
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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