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Conclusions: Comparison and Triangulation

  • Vicki L. Birchfield
  • Alasdair R. Young
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Abstract

The concluding chapter synthesizes the core arguments and insights of the contributing authors and draws out their implications for our understanding of the European Union (EU) as a foreign policy actor. It also discusses how these collective findings shed light on the scholarly debates addressing the nature of the EU as a global actor. Having demonstrated the significant analytical leverage that triangulation and explicit comparison yielded in our analyses of the main actors and core issues surrounding the Ukraine-Russia conflict, the chapter concludes with a consideration of the applicability of the triangular diplomacy framework to other cases of conflict and crisis management.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vicki L. Birchfield
    • 1
  • Alasdair R. Young
    • 1
  1. 1.Sam Nunn School of International AffairsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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