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French Foreign Policy in Libya and Syria (2003–2017): Strategic Adaptability in Quickly Changing Environments

  • Julien Theron
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Abstract

Because of its extensive Mediterranean history, France had a particular responsibility when the Arab revolutions broke out in 2011. The strategies defined by Paris in Libya and Syria, implemented through foreign policy, have proved to be less effective than expected. Although distinct, both were pursuing the same aim: the expansion of friendly democratic regimes in the Southern European neighborhood bloc.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julien Theron
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Sciences Po ParisParisFrance
  2. 2.Sciences Po SGELSaint-Germain-en-LayeFrance

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