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"The CFSP factor: A comparison of U.S. and French strategies"

Brenner, Michael. (2003) "The CFSP factor: A comparison of U.S. and French strategies". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, TN. (Unpublished)

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    From all appearances, the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) is a casualty of the events set in train by the events of September 11. The elusive unity of outlook among the fifteen, the necessary condition for an operative CFSP, was shattered by the sharp divisions over Iraq. Honest differences of interpretation and prescription have been exacerbated by the bitter exchanges and factional rivalries that dissolved any sense of communitarian spirit. The United Sates, for its part, has exploited the opportunity to pursue a strategy of divide and neutralize. Washington deployed its formidable instruments of influence to marshal support for its hard-line policy, forestalling the attempt by the French-German tandem to forge a common EU position to counteract American policy. Washington thereby also confirmed its declared aim to prevent the emergence of any power or bloc of states that could countervail the U.S. did not make an exception for the EU.

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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
    Countries > France
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2005
    Page Range: p. 31
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:24

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