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Autonomy and Strategy: What Should Europe Want? Egmont Security Policy Brief No. 110

Howorth, Jolyon (2019) Autonomy and Strategy: What Should Europe Want? Egmont Security Policy Brief No. 110. [Policy Paper]

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    Europe wants autonomy and it wants a strategy. Semantically, of course, “wants” has a double meaning. First, it means “lacks”. Europe lacks autonomy and it lacks a strategy. The second meaning of wants is “desires”. Here, we have a genuine question. How many EU member states genuinely desire autonomy for the EU? How many are genuinely in favor of a grand strategy – as opposed to the EU’s default practice of just muddling through? And there is also a third meaning behind wants: “needs”. In my view, the EU needs strategic autonomy. But having said that, all I have done is set a point of arrival. How to get there?

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: EU and strategic partners, EU strategy and foreign policy, European defence / NATO
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > External relations > common foreign & security policy 1993--European Global Strategy
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Egmont : Royal Institute for International Affairs > Security Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 25 May 2019 15:23
    Number of Pages: 6
    Last Modified: 25 May 2019 15:23

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